Drey Wright’s time at St Johnstone has come to an end.
The Perth club announced the winger’s departure after he decided not to accept a recent one-year contract offer.
Courier Sport understands that Saints and Wright were miles apart, with no realistic prospect of meeting in the middle.
Former manager Tommy Wright had made keeping the Englishman at the club a priority in his last few months in the job but he was always likely to prove to be the toughest out-of-contract player to keep.
Even in an uncertain transfer market, Wright won’t be short of offers, with Hibs and Bristol Rovers among his admirers.
He was a big hit in his first few months with Saints before requiring knee surgery and was getting back to his best before last season was curtailed.
A Saints statement read: “The club can confirm that winger Drey Wright will leave St Johnstone after failing to agree a contract extension at McDiarmid Park.
“The 25-year-old was offered new terms to remain in Perth but has made the club aware that he will not be accepting the new deal and will be moving on after two seasons.
“Drey joined Saints from Colchester United in the summer of 2018 and has made 45 appearances for the club scoring twice.
“A knee injury in November 2018 prematurely ended his first season with the club but he returned in August 2019, playing 25 times in all competitions last campaign.
“We would like to put on record our thanks to Drey for everything he has done over the past 24 months and wish him all the best in the future.”