Caleb Folan has left Bradford City with a parting shot at Phil Parkinson.

The striker's departure had been predicted after making only six substitute appearances during his short-term stay.

Folan has not been involved since the 0-0 draw at Crewe on November 2 and has been sidelined with a hamstring injury.

He announced tonight: "It saddens me to say that my time here has now expired and I will be moving on.

"The most important thing for me right now is playing football and I’m sure you will understand that I need to pursue that.

"It saddens me that I have had no contact from the manager over the last month regarding my departure or anything else of that matter, not even a hand shake as a man, so that bothers me.

"But I will say I appreciate the club allowing me to come on board and assist in bringing my fitness back to a good place. It's a great club and I've been honoured to represent Bradford City."