Acton departs Roar

Brisbane Roar can confirm that goalkeeper Matthew Acton will leave the club effective immediately.

Brisbane Roar can confirm that goalkeeper Matthew Acton will leave the club effective immediately.

The 21-year-old, who has spent the past seven years plying his trade at the Queensland club, made his debut in the recently-completed Hyundai A-League campaign, deputising for Michael Theo for two matches.

Keeping a clean sheet in his first match against Perth Glory and pulling off some game-changing saves in his second game away to Adelaide United, Acton and Brisbane Roar mutually decided it was in his best interests to explore opportunities elsewhere.

“Matt has had a taste for first team football and wishes to pursue other options,” Football Director Ken Stead said.

“He goes with our full blessing. Matt has been a loyal servant to this club ever since he joined as a teenager in our youth system and we wish him every success in his career.”

After almost five years in the club-s Foxtel National Youth League side, Acton signed his first senior contract in 2012 with his two year deal now concluded.