Captain John Armstrong leaves Cowdenbeath by mutual consent



Cowdenbeath have announced that club captain John Armstrong has been released by mutual consent after more than eight years with the club.

Only five players in the history of the Fife club have made more appearances than the 28-year-old, who turned out 238 times for the Blue Brazil.


The defender initially moved to Central Park on loan from Hearts in 2007 and after a second loan spell the following season joined permanently in 2009.

During his time at the club, Armstrong enjoyed a Second Division title triumph, two promotions and four seasons in the second-tier of Scottish football during one of Cowdenbeath’s most-successful eras.

The Edinburgh-born stopper has played only five times this season and is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury, but it is understood he may have left to take up a player-coach role with a non-SPFL team.

Manager Colin Nish said: “John was a fantastic servant to Cowdenbeath as a player and as a captain for many years but has been unlucky with injuries this season.

“He has been looking at doing something else with his career and we wish him all the best for the future.”