We can confirm Neil Parry has been released from his contract with Alloa Athletic. Neil has made just a single start this season and has struggled to break into the starting XI.
The stopper remains a popular figure at the Indodrill and we wish him all the best as he looks to continue his career at pastures new.
Neil was a mainstay of the Jack Ross relegation rebuild that saw Alloa set a record 10 game winning streak at the start of the 2016/17 season and ultimately finish second in League 1, narrowly missing out on promotion via the playoffs in the process. Parry kept 16 clean sheets in 44 appearances.
In 2017/18 the goalkeeper would deliver one better as he was number one choice throughout the season. After a memorable playoff turnaround in Dumbarton, and just two years out of the second tier, Alloa would return and Neil Parry would be the man between the sticks in the Championship.
In both seasons, his fellow players voted him into the PFA Scottish League One Team of the Year.
Parry quickly racked up extraordinary numbers of saves in the Championship as the Wasps looked to avoid relegation and Neil cemented his legacy as a terrific shot-stopper. His 9 clean sheets and his excellent performances over the season saw Alloa safe in 8th place.
In 2019-20, Neil’s season was marred by a horrific injury in only September. However, a shock early return in March against Dundee had shown he was only hungrier for the role as he was Man of the Match on the night. Despite Dundee dominating that game there were multiple outrageous saves to give Alloa a vital point and as COVID cut short the season Alloa were only looking up in the table.
Even in last year’s ill fated Championship campaign Neil Parry was a bastion in goal. Alloa made a second League Cup quarter final in Neil Parry’s Alloa career, as he kept a clean sheet for Alloa’s first competitive victory against Heart of Midlothian.