Young defender Fox released by Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix have confirmed that young defender Dylan Fox has left the club with immediate effect after his contract was mutually terminated on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old had made just six appearances under Mark Rudan in the Hyundai A-League this season.

Fox last featured for the club in their Round 20 clash against Sydney FC in Campbelltown but was stretchered from the field with a serious ligament injury in his ankle.

Coming to the end of his three-year deal, it was decided the Sutherland Sharks product would depart the Phoenix now.

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“Wellington Phoenix would like to thank Dylan for his contributions and wish him all the best for his future endeavours,” the club said in a statement.

Overall, Fox made 24 appearances for the Phoenix after he was plucked from NSW NPL side Bonnyrigg White Eagles.