TYLER Weir has had the remaining 18 months of his contract at Gloucester City cancelled and has left the Tigers to re-sign for Skrill North rivals Worcester City.
The 23-year-old defender joined the Tigers in the summer from Worcester, returning to his home town club on a permanent basis after two previous loan stints.
He has been an ever-present in the side at left-back, appearing in all 20 games up to and including Saturday’s FA Cup first round clash with Fleetwood Town.
But it was his failure to adhere to the instructions given to him during the first half of that defeat that prompted boss Dave Mehew to consider Weir’s future.
“It just hasn’t worked out like we wanted it to with Tyler, in the last two months he just hasn’t fitted in with how I want him to play,” Mehew said.
“And while it would be unfair to go in to specific details, it has caused problems.
“There were a couple of instances in the first half on Saturday where he wasn’t doing what I asked of him and I wasn’t comfortable with what was happening. So I had to act.
“No player can be bigger than the club and I said after the game that it may be best to have a week away as a cooling-off period.
“But Tyler said that he didn’t want to and we therefore agreed that it would be best in everyone’s interest for him to cancel his contract.”
Weir made 67 appearances over his three spells with the Tigers and was a firm favourite with the supporters due to his Gloucester background.
He was replaced in the City side for tonight’s Skrill North fixture against Colwyn Bay by Torquay United youngster Kirtys McKenzie who has joined on a month’s loan.
Mehew has received rave reviews about the 20-year-old Londoner who has made one senior appearance for the League Two club.
The City boss is also chasing a number of other new recruits and hopes to have landed at least one in time for Saturday’s FA Trophy trip to Boreham Wood.
“Tyler has gone with our best wishes for the future and we have to move on as a club now,” he said.
“Kirtys has come in and from what I hear he is a good player who can play centre- half and a number of other positions too.
“I have a lot of other irons in the fire as well, and will hopefully have at least one or two of those sorted in time for Saturday.”