Former Wanderers youngster Gregg Wylde has departed Scottish club Dumbarton by “mutual agreement”.

Wylde arrived in the North West in 2012 after his contract had been terminated at Rangers, and it looked like Owen Coyle had picked up a bargain.

However, the club faced a jungle of red tape in the following weeks to get the move sanctioned by FIFA and allow him to take part in the Premier League.

It looked as though Wanderers’ relegation to the Championship might provide more opportunities but he failed to make his first-team debut prior to Coyle’s sacking.

The Scottish Under-21 international spent time in the Whites’ development squad under Jamie Fullarton's stewardship before he was handed a lifeline in League One, heading on loan to Bury.

Wylde’s Bolton career came to a premature end in the summer of 2013 and he went on to have spells at Aberdeen and St Mirren before returning to English football.

The versatile wideman played for the likes of Plymouth, Millwall, Northampton and Morecambe in the following years before heading back to Scotland to play for Livingston and Clyde among others.

He joined Dumbarton in January 2022 and went on to make 59 appearances for the club, scoring six times.

“Gregg was determined he wanted to play more regularly at this stage of the career and therefore departs with everyone connected to Dumbarton FC’s best wishes,” an official statement read.

“Gregg was the ultimate professional while at the club and was a popular player with team-mates and management due to his integrity and application,” manager Stevie Farrell added.

“We hope that whatever his next journey is in football, it proves successful and we wish Gregg and his family the best of luck.”

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