Chris Turner has been released from his contract with Shamrock Rovers and is set to sign for Dumbarton.
Turner had two months left on his contract with the Hoops and he leaves by mutual consent for personal reasons according to Shamrock Rovers.
Turner's recent red card against Drogheda United, his second of the season, meant he would serve an upcoming suspension of at least three games with just nine left in the season.
Turner tweeted this afternoon: "Sorry to say I've left Rovers had three great years there. Gutted! But my family need me back in Scotland."
Meanwhile Hoops striker Ciarán Kilduff has signed a new two-year-deal with the club. Kilduff's contract was due to finish at the end of this season.
The 23-year-old said: "I’m really delighted to be extending my time at Shamrock Rovers by at least another two years. This was a very easy decision for me to make; besides my time at UCD,
"I’ve been a Shamrock Rovers player since I was 16, and I am very happy to be staying.
"Having missed so much of the season, I feel I’m trying to make up for lost time at the moment. But I really want to push on now and do as well as I can for the club."