Defender Carl Dickinson has left Watford by mutual consent.

The 26-year-old joined Watford two years ago for what we understand was an initial fee of around £250,000.

Dickinson made 47 appearances for the Hornets and his last outing for the club was the 5-1 defeat at Derby County in September.

The former Stoke City man spent part of last season on loan at Portsmouth and Coventry City.