Danny Wilson admits it will be in everyone’s best interests for defender Tom Kennedy to find another club.
It was made clear earlier this summer that the 29-year-old left back would be made available for transfer by Wilson who was tasked with getting the house in order for an assault on League One.
While a suitor has so far failed to appear, the Reds boss says it will be beneficial for Kennedy to move on.
“I’ve had a good talk with Tom,” Wilson said. “He understands the situation and I would think he will be moving on as soon as he can. Tom is a bit frustrated as well.
“It’s fair to say I don’t think some people have taken to him like one or two others have, I hope Tom doesn’t mind me saying that, but he knows that himself. I think maybe a fresh start is good for him.
“A lot of people have an opinion about Tom.
“Last season he had some very, very good games for me.
“I’m not going to sit and say he’s not this or the other.
“At times he played as well as anyone in the team last year. It just never seemed to be enough.
“When it gets to that stage I think it’s important to just look at it and say it’s beneficial to Tom and the club that we separate.
“Hopefully Tom can get sorted out and continue his career. Nothing has happened yet but the clarity is between us now. We know where we both stand.”
Kennedy did not travel with the Reds on their pre-season tour to Italy earlier this month.