Former Carlisle United midfielder Gary Dicker is looking for a new club after being released by relegated Scottish top-flight club Kilmarnock.

The 34-year-old has seen his five-year stay with the club come to an end.

He is one of 10 players let go by Killie after play-off defeat to Dundee saw them relegated to the Championship.

Dicker, who was with United from 2014-16, was club captain at Kilmarnock and Tommy Wright insisted that releasing the experienced Irish midfielder was a tough decision.

In a statement on the club website, Wright said: “It’s never a nice time when you’re releasing players, and I’d like to thank those leaving for their time at the club.

“In particular, I’d like to thank Gary Dicker. He’s been a wonderful servant and captain for Kilmarnock, someone who I have a lot of time for.

“Difficult decisions have to be made as we look to build for the future.”

Dicker's spell at Kille saw him involved in their third-place Scottish Premiership finish in 2019 and their invovlement in European competition before this season's slump to relegation.

The Dubliner made 50 appearances for Carlisle after joining the Blues under Graham Kavanagh in the summer of 2014.

The ex-Brighton star fell out of favour under Kavanagh's successor Keith Curle and was part of a group of players embroiled in a row over training which saw the Professional Footballers' Association involved.

Dicker, along with striker Billy Paynter, returned to score the goals against Plymouth that sealed United's League Two survival towards the end of the 2014/15 season.

He remained in the first team for the first half of the following campaign, and was involved in Carlisle's big cup ties against Liverpool and Everton, before moving north of the border.

Also leaving Kilmarnock at the end of their contracts are Clevid Dikamona, Aaron Tshibola, Youssouf Mulumbu, George Oakley, Diaguely Dabo, Nicke Kabamba, Danny Whitehall, Danny Rogers and Ally Taylor.