Former Everton and Sheffield United midfielder Jose Baxter has parted company with Sky Bet League Two club Plymouth Argyle according to reports on The Pilgrims’ official website.

The 27-year-old Bootle-born midfielder joined Argyle as a free agent in July following his release by former club Oldham Athletic.

The player initially signed on at Home Park on a short-term deal until January but both Baxter and Argyle have opted to terminate the contract early with the midfielder currently out of action with a calf injury.

Baxter made 12 appearances for Argyle in all competitions in which he scored one goal, that strike coming in the 4-2 defeat to Reading in the Carabao Cup. The player leaves the Devon club having appeared just once in the last two months with his injury problems hindering his match fitness.

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The midfielder started his career with Everton where he made 15 first team appearances. Baxter then represented Oldham Athletic and Sheffield United before being suspended on two occasions during his time at Bramall Lane. Following his release by The Blades, the player was handed a deal by former club Everton but failed to make an appearance. Baxter spent last season with Oldham Athletic before being released by The Latics in May.

A return to fitness will now be Baxter’s top priority to enable him to resume his playing career.