THE clearout of the Alan Stubbs era in Paisley has continued with Cole Kpekawa departing St Mirren. 

The defender has left the club by mutual consent after failing to force his way into Oran Kearney's plans. 

After signing a two-year deal with the Buddies in July the Englishman went onto make eight appearances for the Premiership side.

However, the former Queen's Park Rangers player's last game for the side was the 4-0 defeat against Hearts in September and he was not named in a single squad since. 

Kpekawa joins the likes of Cammy Smith,Adam Hammill, Ian McShane, Josh Heaton, Jordan Kirkpatrick, Matty Willock, Alfie Jones and Ryan Edwards in departing St Mirren during the January transfer window. 

A St Mirren spokesperson said: "We would like to wish Cole all the best in his future career."