We can confirm Lee Ashcroft has today been released by Dunfermline Athletic after four years with the club.
Lee, along with 16 other first-team players have been released by the club due to the financial impact caused by COVID-19. In his time with 'the Pars' Ashcroft has made a total of 164 appearances, scoring 10 goals.
The club said in a statement: "All Scottish football clubs are now faced with challenging and uncertain times. As a consequence of this continued uncertainty, we are afraid to announce that unfortunately, our club will not be in a position to offer new contracts, at this time, to any of the players who are out of contract over the coming days".
"As we don't know when we will be playing games again we have no other option but to protect the future of the club itself. This has not been an easy decision to make, being aware of the impact this may have. We would like to offer our very best wishes to all of the players and their families, as well as thanking them for their services to our club".