Wembley-twice favourite Jason Walker has been released by National League North rivals Chorley.
The 34-year-old striker made 87 appearances and scored 27 goals for the Minstermen having joined from Luton Town for £60,000 in June 2011.
He was notably twice on target in his debut at Ebbsfleet United, and later registered City’s first goal after returning to the Football League in August 2012.
Former England ‘C’ international Walker also includes spells with Greenock Morton, Morecambe, Barrow (twice), Östersunds FK (Sweden) and Forest Green Rovers during his career.
“With Jason it was a very difficult decision,” manager Matt Jansen admitted to Chorley’s official website. “His experience has been vital for us as we pushed into the play-off positions.
“He’s a player who’s brought cleverness to our build-up play and who’s contributed with his fair share of goals,” he added. “Jason will improve whatever team he goes to and we wish him all the best for the future.”
The Magpies have also released Adam Roscoe and Kieran Charnock, while the loan spells of Matt Urwin, Luke Burgess, Delial Brewster and Lee Molyneux have each come to an end.