COVENTRY City striker Yakubu has left the club by mutual consent.
The former Premier League star and Nigeria international had signed a short-term deal with the Sky Blues in February, which was supposed to take him until the end of the season.
But after just three appearances, he pulled a hamstring after coming on in the 3-1 home defeat against Swindon Town, and has not played since.
The club’s website announced today: “The club can announce that former Everton striker Yakubu has had his contract mutually terminated, with immediate effect.
Yakubu made three appearances for the Sky Blues, before suffering a hamstring injury against Swindon Town.
The club would like to wish Yakubu all the best for the future.”
Former manager Russell Slade – who brought in the 34-year-old former Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton, and Blackburn Rovers striker as a free agent following a failure to land striker targets in the January transfer window – had hoped Yakubu would provide the firepower to keep the club in League One.
Slade’s replacement Mark Robins has since spoken of the dangers of bringing in out-of-contract players in relation to their fitness.