BRABIN PARTS COMPANY WITH TORQUAY
By Stuart James
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The former Hull City ace endured a torrid few months on the English Riviera, where he was sent off twice in just seven matches and he has taken advantage of a clause in his deal, which allows him to leave the club if he fails to settle.
Brabin received his first red card in only his second game for The Gulls - against Hull at Boothferry Park - and he was handed a two-week fine by the club to which he protested.
His second sending off came in the 2-0 Devon derby defeat to Exeter City after he had just returned from a three-match ban, when he was harshly adjudged to have elbowed City's Martin Barlow in the face.
However, Brabin insists his decision to leave Plainmoor was based solely on personal reasons.
"I have no problem with Torquay United or the management. Things haven't worked out as well as I'd hoped and my heart wasn't in the job," he told the club's official website.
Brabin had agreed to play in Saturday's clash with Macclesfield had the club not completed the signing of midfielder Jason Fowler.
The Cardiff ace did agree terms before Friday's noon deadline though, but his inclusion in the side could not stop Roy McFarland's side from crashing to a 2-1 defeat.