Richard Jackson has left Derby County ahead of their return to the Premier League.

The defender has had his Rams contract terminated by mutual consent after he failed to secure a regular role in the Derby first-team according to Sky Sports.

Jackson made only seven appearances for Derby last season as manager Billy Davies guided his side to a 1-0 Championship play-off final victory over West Brom.

The 27-year-old will now seek a new club ahead of the beginning of the season.

Jackson began his career at Scarborough before making a £30,000 move to Pride Park in 1999.