Dominik Frieser’s contract with Barnsley FC has been cancelled by mutual consent.

The 28-year-old Austrian forward scored five goals in 62 games for the Reds after joining last year from LASK Linz.

He was almost an ever-present last season and scored twice in August this year but has since slipped out of contention, playing in just three of the last 12 games and none of the last four under new boss Poya Asbaghi.

One of Frieser's goals was the famous winner at Hillsborough as Barnsley beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 a year ago last week.

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Khaled El-Ahmad told the club's website: “Dominik has been a consummate professional during his time at Oakwell. As a player, he will be remembered as someone who gave everything from the first minute to the last and I would like to thank him for his efforts.

“All at Oakwell wish Dominik and his family the best for the remainder of his career and he will always be welcome back at the club.”

Speaking on his departure, Dominik Frieser added: “I want to thank all Barnsley supporters for their support over the last 18 months. Since arriving in England, you have

made this experience one that neither me or my family will ever forget. I hope that you could see that I always gave 100 per cent in every game for you and the club and I enjoyed every minute I played in a Red shirt. I will always hold Barnsley FC close to my heart and I am sure I will see you all again in the near future.”