Derbyshire have confirmed that wicket-keeper Lee Goddard is to leave the club, after his contract was not renewed. He rejoined Derbyshire following a three-year spell at Durham but has only featured slightly and has now been deemed as surplus to requirements.
Former Gloucestershire wicket-keeper Steve Adshead has been drafted in to cover for the injured Tom Poynton behind the stumps, and Goddard, 27, will now be on the look out for another club.
“We made the decision to sign Lee Goddard following James Pipe’s retirement from the professional game and hopes were high that he could become a long term replacement," Head of Cricket John Morris.
“Unfortunately it hasn’t worked out for him with gloves or bat so we are looking at alternative options."
Goddard played just eight first-class matches this season, taking 24 catches and averaging 16.50 with the bat.
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