Schwabl and Nirennold to leave Fleetwood Town

Markus Schwabl
Markus Schwabl

Markus Schwabl and Victor Nirennold are set to leave Fleetwood Town.

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Both midfielders took to social media to reveal their imminent departures.

Both 27-year-olds had a year remaining on their contracts but The Gazette understands these have been terminated by mutual agreement, though this is yet to be confirmed.

The duo returned for pre-season training last week but are not part of new boss Joey Barton’s plans.

Schwabl (above) is set to return home to Germany, having arrived in January last year from VfR Aalen.

His father Manfred had played football with then Town boss Uwe Rosler and Schwabl junior went on to make 23 League One appearances.

He was man of the match in the goalless draw against Premier League Leicester City in the third round of the FA Cup in January but only featured twice more. He was never selected by Rosler’s replacement John Sheridan.

Despite his lack of game- time in his final months at Highbury, Schwabl has fond memories of the club.

He wrote on Instagram: “It has been an absolute pleasure playing for FTFC.

“Thanks to all the people who gave me the feeling of being welcome straight from the first day.

“In my one and a half years in England I went through so many ups and downs, like the game v Leicester, the missed promotion and my last half of this season.

“But I will keep the entire time in England as an amazing experience in my memories.

“Special thanks to my great wife Rena, who was supporting me every single day, and I am grateful that I can share this experience with her.

“Couldn’t have done it without her. Now it is time to move on. See you all soon!’

Nirennold made 43 league appearances for Fleetwood but also had limited game- time last season, making only three Checkatrade Trophy appearances.

He spent the second half of the season on loan at National League side Guiseley.

The Frenchman revealed his future lies elsewhere but he too wished the club and supporters all the best.

Nirennold tweeted: “Massive thanks to all the Fleetwood supporters and people behind the scenes at the club.

“I wish you all the best for the new season as I’ll not be a part of it. It’s been a pleasure to play for you during the last three years and thank you for your continuous support.”

Released midfielder George Glendon, 23, has linked up with ex-Town boss Sheridan at Carlisle United.