Safuwan exits Melbourne City

Melbourne City has released Singapore international Safuwan Baharudin effectively immediately, with the defender ruled out for the remainder of the season with a back injury.

While Safuwan's contract allows him to feature in Melbourne City’s final regular season fixture and the finals, the defender will return home to Singapore in order to arrive for treatment.

He will also return before the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) transfer window closes next week.

Safuwan, who joined City in the January transfer window on a short-term contract, played six matches in the Hyundai A-League.