Another Roar blow as Donachie leaves

Things have gone from bad to worse for the embattled Brisbane Roar after promising defender James Donachie confirmed he will quit the A-League club to pursue a new challenge.

Donachie had previously signed a contract extension with the Roar to the end of 2017, but paperwork by the club's previous administration was incorrectly filled out, allowing the 23-year-old to leave at the end of the season.

It comes with the Roar's owners under pressure from Football Federation Australia to keep their licence, and a day after the club's medical staff resigned due to unpaid bills.