Chris Kirkland is leaving Sheffield Wednesday.

After being released by Wigan Athletic this summer, Kirkland signed terms with the Owls.

However, it seems that travelling from his home in Ormskirk was taking its toll during pre-season and the goalkeeper was not willing to uproot his family.

It is reported that he discussed the matter with the chairman and boss, Dave Jones, on Friday who agreed to his request of a release from his contract.