Ben Parker made 54 appearances for Leeds between 2006 and 2012. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Ben Parker and Mika Vayrynen have become the first two players to depart Leeds United under Neil Warnock after their contracts were cancelled on Monday. With their contracts due to expire in the summer, Warnock has wasted no time in starting his rebuilding mission as he looks to shape Leeds United ready for a promotion charge next year.
Mika Vayrynen on the other hand failed to make much of an impact at all in West Yorkshire. In his defence, he hasn't been given much of an opportunity starting only three games and making 12 appearances in total. Vayrynen joined the club from Heerenven and came to Elland Road with a great CV having also spent three years at PSV. The midfield player also had over 50 Finland caps to his name and many thought he was a good addition to the squad when Simon Grayson unveilved him back in September. I had hoped to see more of Vayrynen who hasn't featured since January against Arsenal as there must be more in his locker than what he showed the Leeds fans. Nevertheless it wasn't to be and the Neil Warnock revolution is well underway.
Hopefully it won't be long before both Ben Parker and Mika Vayrynen are back in football.