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Veteran defender Clayton Daniels has been released by SuperSport United as he seeks regular game time in the PSL.

“SuperSport United Football Club have mutually agreed the termination of long-term defender Clayton Daniels with immediate effect,” read a statement from the club.

“The club has agreed to release the player as we couldn’t agree on a new contract length. SuperSport United has made clear its intention of using this season to blood young players from its MDC structures.”

Daniels joined the club from Bloemfontein Celtic in 2014 and went on to win two MTN8 trophies, a Telkom Knockout and two Nedbank Cups. But the 36-year-old cannot command a regular place in the current lineup with Luke Fleurs and TT Dithlokwe emerging as viable options for the future.

“Clayton has been a great player and a warrior for our club helping us win all three domestic Cups and compete in many Cup finals including the CAF Confederation Cup,” said SuperSport CEO Stan Matthews.

“We understand his desire to play regularly, but as a club we have to also have an eye for the future and like Clayton was given a chance at a young age, we have players like Luke Fleurs and TT Dithlokwe who need to have regular game time.

“So we have agreed to release Clayton with immediate effect and wish him well in his future both on and off the field.”

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