Kieran Richardson and Marouane Chamakh leave Cardiff City

Cardiff players Kieran Richardson and Marouane Chamakh have left the Championship club, Neil Warnock has confirmed.

The pair were signed as free agents when Warnock arrived as manager at the start of October.

"They have left this week," the manager told a news conference ahead of his side's trip to Championship leaders Brighton on Friday.

"They have been good professionals, but we need to manipulate this squad and those two are easy as their contracts are up. They will both find clubs."

Neither player figured prominently under Warnock.

Former England midfielder Richardson, 32, started only two league games and made four further appearances from the bench.

Morocco striker Chamakh, also 32, made only two substitute appearances and has not figured since the 2-1 defeat at Newcastle on Nov. 5.