DAVID Ngog has been released by Swansea City after playing just 42 minutes – or 2,520 seconds – of Premier League football.

The French striker had his contract picked up by the Welsh club in January – taking £40,000-a-week off Wanderers’ wage bill and clearing the way for three new signings.

But his move to the Liberty Stadium proved to be a nightmare as Michael Laudrup was sacked just a fortnight later.

Ngog failed to start a single game for Swansea, who continued to pay the same terms as he had been given at the Reebok, making only three substitute appearances.

The striker became Owen Coyle’s most expensive signing in 2011 when he arrived from Liverpool in a £4million deal.

In total, Ngog scored 16 goals in 81 appearances for Wanderers.