Former York City Clubman of the Year Neal Bishop has been released by League One club Scunthorpe United following their play-off semi-final defeat to Rotherham United.
The 36-year-old midfielder totalled 37 appearances and netted once for the Iron last season, but has played over 150 senior games and contributed a dozen goals for them since arriving from Blackpool four years ago.
Having begun his career with Middlesbrough, Bishop included spells with Billingham Town, Gateshead, Spennymoor United, Whitby Town and Scarborough, until joining York for an undisclosed nominal fee in January 2006.
He was to prove hugely popular in his new surroundings and notably scored a winning goal against Oxford United on the final day of the 2006–07 campaign, thus securing a place in the end-of-season play-offs, and was named as player of the year that same afternoon.
However, the Stockton-on-Tees-born enforcer who was twice capped for England ‘C’, then rejected the offer of a new deal and went on to have later stays with Barnet and Notts County.