Lee Tomlin sends heartfelt message after shock Cardiff exit

Drew Darbyshire
Lee Tomlin in action for Cardiff City

Lee Tomlin has sent an emotional message to Cardiff supporters after having his contract terminated by mutual consent.

The 32-year-old forward scored 11 goals in 57 appearances for the Bluebirds since arriving from Bristol City back in 2017.

However, Tomlin has struggled with injuries during his time in the Welsh capital. He has not made a first a first team appearance under Mick McCarthy since he took over back in January.

A statement on the club website read: “Cardiff City Football Club can confirm that following lengthy discussions, Lee Tomlin has left the club by mutual consent.

“Lee made 57 appearances and scored 11 times having signed for the Bluebirds in 2017.

“We’d like to thank him for his contribution and wish him the best for the future.”

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Lee Tomlin waves goodbye

The former England C international has taken to social media to thank Cardiff fans for their support during his five years at the club.

Tomlin posted on Instagram: “I would like to thank all the staff and players over the years I’ve met at this incredible football club.

“It’s been an absolute honour to play for Cardiff City Football Club. To all the fans, I loved trying to get you off your seats with excitement every time I played.

“You have been amazing to me from the start to finish and will always be in my heart.”

Tomlin began his career at Rushden & Diamonds, scoring 27 goals for the club before making the move to Peterborough United, where he became a fan favourite.

The Leicester-born forward then secured a move to Middlesbrough before enjoying spells with Bournemouth and Bristol City prior to his move to Wales.

Tomlin has made 495 career appearances, scoring 98 goals. Given Tomlin’s immediate departure from Cardiff, his next destination is yet to be confirmed.

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