Former Bristol City, Cardiff City and Nottingham Forest star free agent at 33

Greg Cunningham (L) was a member of Bristol City's League One title winning squad. The former Robins defender is now a free agent. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)Greg Cunningham (L) was a member of Bristol City's League One title winning squad. The former Robins defender is now a free agent. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)
Greg Cunningham (L) was a member of Bristol City's League One title winning squad. The former Robins defender is now a free agent. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)
A Championship club have announced that they won’t be retaining the services of the former Bristol City defender.

Former Bristol City defender Greg Cunningham will be on the lookout for a new club this summer after he was told his contract wouldn't be renewed.

The 33-year-old is leaving Preston North End for the second time in his career after he was announced as one of two senior players to be leaving Deepdale this summer. Former Liverpool prodigy Ben Woodburn is also departing the Lancashire club.

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Cunningham was out of contract last summer but they extended it by six months and opted to keep him on for the entirety of the season, but there will be no third extension. He made 184 appearances over two septate spells, spanning six-and-a-half years and will now seek pastures new.

In a personal message to Cunningham, the club said: "A real fighter. All the best for the future, Greg.

It was then followed by a message saying "Everyone at Preston North End would like to thank the departing players for their efforts during their time with the club and wish them all the very best for the future."

Cunningham was on the books of Bristol City for three seasons. He played a total of 148 times and stayed with the club despite their relegation to help them win the League One title. The four-time Republic of Ireland international recorded nine assists and five goals during his time at Ashton Gate.

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Like several former Robins players, he also played for Severnside rivals Cardiff City, joining them for a reported £4m. He made only four appearances for the Bluebirds and in an interview earlier this year, he claimed it was the worst time in his career.

Speaking to the official PNE podcast, he said: "It's mad, because Cardiff was probably the worst time in my career - and it should've been the best.

“Although I ticked the box, lived the dream and got some Prem games, psychologically, mentally and emotionally, it was the worst time in my career. I went there and it was an opportunity I couldn't turn down."

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