PARS defender Callum Fordyce will leave the club at the end of the month, it has been confirmed.

The 24-year-old, whose contract expires on May 31, has been told that he will not be offered fresh terms to stay at East End Park.

Club captain Fordyce tweeted news of his departure today, commenting: "Thanks to Dunfermline and everyone at the club for the past two years, incrediable group of lads wish them all the best @officialdafc".

It comes after Callum Morris agreed a contract extension on Tuesday and the arrival of Raith Rovers centre back Jean-Yves M'Voto yesterday.

In a statement on their website, Pars said: "Dunfermline Athletic can announce club captain, Callum Fordyce will leave the club at the end of his current contract (31 May 2017).

"Callum signed for the club in June 2015, and was part of the 2015/2016 League One title winning squad. As every Pars fan knows he suffered a horrific injury, not long into his Pars career, but showed tremendous determination and mental strength to make a full recovery back to fitness. At the same time, he always represented our club, on and off the park, with great dignity and distinction.

"It is unfortunately the harsh nature of football that players move on, but everyone at our club, would like to thank Callum for his service to Dunfermline Athletic, and wish him and wife Zoe, all the best for the future."

Popular Fordyce joined Dunfermline from Livingston and was quickly installed as captain by Allan Johnston, and played in each of the opening 10 competitive games of the 2015/2016 season.

However, in the last of those against Ayr United, he suffered a horror ankle fracture and did not play for the remainder of the season.

After proving his fitness in pre-season, he signed a deal until the end of the season in August.

He made his return to the first team that month in a 2-1 defeat at Hibernian, going on to play another 15 games for the club.

After suffering shin splints in January, he struggled to regain his place after the arrival of Morris but started Dunfermline's final two games of the season.

He leaves having played 26 times for the Pars.