Date: 13th January 2009 at 9:21pm
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Andy Johnson has been released from his contract by Barnsley after failing to make any sort of an impact at Oakwell.

The 34-year-old has made just five first-team appearances after arriving on a free transfer from Leicester in June 2007.

Midfielder Johnson has failed to feature for Simon Davey this term and has now been told he is free to find alternative employment.

A statement was made about the former Wales international on the official Barnsley FC website, reading: ‘Barnsley FC can confirm that midfielder Andy Johnson has left Oakwell after his contract with the club was cancelled by mutual consent.’

Johnson started out as a trainee at Norwich City and was signed by Nottingham Forest in 1997 for £2.2million before being snapped up by West Brom for £200,000 in 2001.