Willo Flood leaves Dunfermline after just a week to join Bali United

Thu, Jun 28 2018

Flood in action for Dundee United in a 2011 friendly against Bohemians at Dalymount Park. Credit: Eddie Lennon

Former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international Willo Flood has terminated his contract with Dunfermline Athletic just a week after signing for the club.

The Dubliner has signed for Bali United of the Indonesian Liga 1 after the Scottish Championship club reluctantly agreed to release him from his contract.

Bali finished second in last year’s league campaign and currently sit in tenth midway through the 2018 Indonesian season.

33-year-old former Celtic and Manchester City striker Flood had joined the Pars after leaving Dundee United at the end of last season.

“We are obviously disappointed to lose a player of WIllo’s experience, but he had a clause in his contract for a very short window to allow him to move abroad,” Dunfermline manager Allen Johnston told the club’s website.

“There is simply no point retaining an unhappy player at our club. However, we have retained the first option on Willo, should he return to Scotland, as he already proved to be a great professional.”

Flood added: “I would like to thank Allan and the club for their understanding in this matter, as I fully appreciate it leaves them in a very difficult and embarrassing position.

“This opportunity is just too good for me and my family to turn down.

“I have only been in training for a week, but I have really enjoyed my short time at East End Park and genuinely wish the club every success this season.”