Thomas Minns says he parts ways with Hull KR on good terms after the club announced his release by mutual consent this morning.

The 24-year-old centre agreed a deal until the end of 2019 in May on his return to the club following a drugs ban.

But he injured his foot in training before playing a game on his comeback.

That has prompted the club to “part amicably” and allow the former Leeds youngster to explore other opportunities.

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Minns said: “I’d like to say how welcoming the fans were on my return and I want to thank each and every one of them.

“Tim Sheens too, he played a big part in my comeback to the club as well as Mike Smith and Neil Hudgell.

“They didn’t have to give me that chance to come back and not many clubs would have done. They’ve continued to support me on and off the field.

“It was a mutual decision to part ways and we leave on really good terms. There’s no hard feelings about it – we just came to an agreement.

“Tony needed to see me play and with where we’re sitting at the moment, would you risk playing a player who hadn’t played in a long time in a period which could define the club?

“I don’t know, so there’s no hard feelings there either.

“I was gutted when I sustained that injury, but I can’t do anything about it. I’m just glad I got the opportunity to be back at Hull KR.

“I wish the club all the success this year and I hope they stay up – the fans are one of the most loyal in the division.”