YORK City goalkeeper Jason Mooney has left the club.

The former Tranmere Rovers player moved to Bootham Crescent last summer but has today been allowed to leave the Minstermen by mutual consent, paving the way for a move to Sky Bet League Two rivals Accrington Stanley.

Belfast-born Mooney only managed five appearances for City last season, having arrived from Tranmere on a two-year deal.

The 6ft 81/2in giant was preferred to Michael Ingham at the start of the campaign but was hauled off at half-time by then manager Nigel Worthington during his fourth outing - a 2-2 home draw with Cambridge in August.

Mooney, 26, only featured in one more fixture for the Minstermen, coming on for an injured Ingham at the beginning of the second half in Worthington's final match at Newport.

The visitors were leading at the break but went down 3-1 after skipper Russell Penn was dismissed seconds into the restart and Mooney went on to join Conference club Alfreton in January, playing 13 matches before being recalled to Bootham Crescent for the final month of the campaign due to on-loan, net-minder Bobby Olejnik's suspension.

Previously a gardener, Mooney played in his home country before earning a move to Wycombe in the summer of 2011.

He then spent two seasons with Tranmere, where he made four senior appearances prior to his City switch.