NEWPORT County AFC have announced that Sean Rigg’s contract has been cancelled by mutual consent.

The midfielder joined the club on a two-year deal when he was signed by Warren Feeney in the summer of 2016.

Rigg scored six goals in 40 appearances last season and played a part in helping the club avoid relegation under current manager Michael Flynn.

The 29-year-old has made 21 appearances this season but has not started a League Two match since October and not made the bench since Mid-December.

A statement from the Exiles reads: “Over the weekend, Newport County AFC and Sean Rigg have agreed to cancel the midfielder’s contract by mutual consent.

“The 29-year-old has made 50 League appearances and scored six goals since joining the Exiles in 2016.

“He played a key role in the 2016/17 Great Escape which saw the side overturn impossible odds and an 11-point gap to safety to secure their League Two place on the last day of the season.

“Rigg has struggled to regain his place in the match-day squad this season and now looks to find a new club where he can play on a regular basis.

“Everyone at Newport County AFC would like to thank Sean for all his hard work whilst at the club and wish him the best of luck with all his future endeavours.”

Flynn spoke out last month in an attempt to put an end to the “conspiracy theories” surrounding Rigg’s absence from the squad.

Flynn explained that injuries had kept the former AFC Wimbledon man out of action and added: “He’s not being left out because of any contract dispute.

“He needs another seven or eight games before he hits that [extension point] so that’s got nothing to do with it.

“At the moment, when he is fit, I don’t know what Sean Rigg I’m going to get and the quality of the squad has improved.

“Sean has got to get himself fit first of all and then he’s got to work his way back in to the team.

“That wipes away all the conspiracy theories, which I’ve been hearing and people have been asking me during games.”

Conference South club Bath City last night announced that they had signed Rigg on an 18-month contract.

On completing the signing, Bath manager Jerry Gill said: “Having tracked Sean’s playing career for a number of years and following some lengthy discussions I am delighted to have signed Sean for this season and next.

"Sean is an experienced player having made over 350 Football League appearances and, at 29 years of age, we are signing a player who fits our recruitment profile in both his character and playing style and has the ambition to win things.”

Rigg said: “I am delighted to have signed for Bath City, a club on the up with great potential.

"I'm really excited to work alongside Jerry and the players at Bath and I can’t wait to get started.”