Forest Green Rovers have agreed to mutually terminate the contract of Drissa Traore with immediate effect, confirmed by the club website.

The Ivory Coast youth team international, who played under Mark Cooper at Swindon Town, linked back up with his former boss in 2016.

He went on to make 59 appearances for the club, playing an important role in helping Rovers gain promotion at Wembley in May 2017 in the heart of Rovers’ midfield. He was in the side which earned promotion to the English Football League, beating Tranmere in the National League play-off final.

A club spokesman said “Everyone at the club would like to wish Drissa all the best for the remainder of his career and thank him for the contribution he made during his time here.”

After playing in France for Le Havre,Traoré signed for English club Notts County on 1 September 2014. He was released by the club at the end of the 2014–15 season.

Traore signed a one-year contract on 13 July 2015 with Swindon Town. He was supended by the club in April 2016, alongside teammates Jeremy Balmy and Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill. Swindon Town launched a full investigation into the trio, after they were seen on social media inhaling nitrous oxide gas.

Following this, in June 2016, he joined Forest Green Rovers on a two-year contract.


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