Former Bristol Rovers, Ipswich Town, Wrexham and Stockport County figure free agent at 32

Jon Nolan made one appearance for Bristol Rovers after joining in February 2022. The 32-year-old has been released by an club in the seventh tier of English football. (Image: Getty Images)Jon Nolan made one appearance for Bristol Rovers after joining in February 2022. The 32-year-old has been released by an club in the seventh tier of English football. (Image: Getty Images)
Jon Nolan made one appearance for Bristol Rovers after joining in February 2022. The 32-year-old has been released by an club in the seventh tier of English football. (Image: Getty Images)
A non-league club have decided to move on a 2022 Bristol Rovers signing.

Former Bristol Rovers midfielder Jon Nolan finds himself without a club after he was not retained by his club.

Macclesfield Town after failing to win promotion from the Northern Premier League Premier Division have moved on 11 players, including Nolan. They were defeated by Marine on Monday (May 6) with Finlay Sinclair-Smith and Jack Bainbridge on target for Marine, who reached the third round of the FA Cup and played Spurs in 2021.

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The 32-year-old joined Macclesfield on a free transfer in the summer of 2023, dropping in to the non-league scene for the first time in seven years. He penned a one-year deal at the Leasing.com Stadium, but struggled to get in to their match day squad, with the last mention of him on Macclesfield's Twitter feed coming in December.

In a message to Nolan and the 10 other players departing, the Silkmen said: “We would like to thank departing players for their effort whilst wearing a Macclesfield shirt.”

Nolan was limited to just a 45-minute cameo when he joined Bristol Rovers in February 2022 when Joey Barton was in charge. The Gas won promotion but he was not kept on and joined Tranmere Rovers, signing a one-year deal with them, playing eight times last season.

The other clubs in his career include Stockport County where he started, playing in the Conference Premier as well as Lincoln City and a brief loan at Wrexham. Nolan earned a move to the Football League with Chesterfield in 2016 and helped Shrewsbury Town reach the play-offs a year later before spending three-and-a-half seasons as a player at Ipswich Town, appearing 70 times.

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