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The American winger has agreed to mutually terminate his contract after a non-existent spell in the first team at Elland Road.

Justin Edmonds

Ahhh THE ROBBIE ROGERS?

Remember him? You do...the dude who loved to surf and sip coffee and was recommended to our old gaffer Simon Grayson by the one and only Jurgen Klinsmann.

Well unfortunately he's fairy-tale association with Leeds has ended today after a miserable spell with the club.

It all started so well, he really was the best we'd seen in a while thanks to the beauty of YouTube. He could run along the wing and cross and we needed some fresh impetus with our struggling side.

But his body didn't seem to fit the mold of the English game, as he struggled with injuries from the very start.

After being smashed in the head, Rogers spent time on the treatment table recovering after what was a nasty collision. When he'd recovered he made three sub appearances including our trip to Reading late in the season.

A further injury plighted his career in Yorkshire once again, this time an ankle problem which required surgery.

Rogers then went home for some rehab, and his sister's wedding (check this stuff on Instagram, Twitter and RobbieRogers.com.)

The 25-year-old, who joined the club a year ago was made available for transfer at the beginning of this season as Neil Warnock tried to find funds to add another player to his ranks.

In a bid to make a name for himself in the English game he then moved to Stevenage on loan. A lack of first-team opportunities and injuries led to Rogers returning to Leeds this morning.

But with no chance to make the first-team at Elland Road, he's agreed to cancel his contract and move on.

I don't wish anyone to fail in their career, Rogers came with the intentions to prove himself and we enjoyed the laughs. The American slang, his famous tweets and photos and his friendship with fellow ex-Leeds player Mikael Forssell.

In the end Rogers just wasn't the man we needed. Some may argue he wasn't given the chance but a failed spell at Stevenage tells us all we need to know for me. He's off the wage bill and we can move on, let's just hope some of the other fringe players decide to hop on a coach with him.

All the best Robbie.

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