Roar part ways with Kurtishi

Brisbane Roar have parted ways with under-performing Macedonia striker Mensur Kurtishi.

The decision on Thursday comes after the striker failed to command a first team place in the Roar’s starting line-up in recent weeks.

The 28-year-old has not played since being substituted at half-time in the side's A-League match against Western Sydney Wanderers on December 3.

Kurtishi was recruited  by former Roar boss Mike Mulvey and managed one goal in nine appearances.

It was always a big ask for the forward to fill the boots of free-scoring striker, Besart Berisha, who now plays for Melbourne Victory.

Roar’s Director of Football Ken Stead wished Kurtishi well in the next stage of his footballing career.

He said the club was close to announcing new signings after considering a range of options involving Australian and overseas-based players.

“We have a very busy second half of the season with Asian Champions League matches added to our normal program and we need to have strong competition for places right across the park,’’ Stead said.