YORK City have made former favourite Richard Brodie and Stalybridge Celtic defender Jack Higgins their first two summer signings.

Out-of-contract winger Danny Galbraith has also been offered fresh terms with the Minstermen, as has last season’s first-year professional Callum Rzonca and youth-team trialist Tyler Walton.

But midfielder Luke Summerfield is leaving Bootham Crescent after rejecting a new City deal, while manger Jackie McNamara is hoping Russell Penn and Dave Winfield will commit their futures to the club by the end of the week, while Michael Ingham has been given a little longer to make his mind up.

McNamara has not had the chance, meanwhile, to tell ex-Scotland international Derek Riordan whether he has a future in North Yorkshire or not, with his intention to discuss all decisions in person with players.

Centre-back Higgins, 24, has arrived on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee from National League North outfit Stalybridge, where he finished last season as the top scorer with 13 goals in 50 appearances.

Having started out as a scholar with Rushden & Diamonds, the 6ft 3in defender spent three seasons at Clitheroe in the Northern Premier League division one north, before moving up a level with Ashton United, where he was named the league’s Defender of the Year in 2015, prior to his Stalybridge switch.

Brodie, who netted 37 times when City reached the Conference play-offs in 2009/10, was a free agent having parted company with National League North side Stockport last month and has penned a one-year contract.

On Brodie’s return, City chief McNamara said: “He’s a different player to when he was last here and should have more experience. He’s got a lot to prove and it’s maybe his last chance at full-time football, but he’s still young at 28 and, if he wants it enough and wants to fight for the cause of getting York back up, he will be a real asset.

“We will find out if he has got that mentality in pre-season and, having spoken to him, he seems to be in the right place to show that’s the case. He will also give us physicality, which we will need.

“At home, we will have a big pitch and will be looking to play out wide and use our pace but, away from home, we will be playing at little, tight grounds where the ball is in the air a lot and you have got to be able to adjust to that and mix things up.”

Summerfield has decided to seek pastures new following a season that saw him net eight goals and provide nine assists for the team, with McNamara adding: “Luke has turned down his offer and is waiting to see what options are out there for him.

“He is hopeful of getting a League One or Two club and that’s understandable. We made him the best offer we could, but players move on and I wish him well.

“We’re also waiting on answers from Russell Penn and Dave Winfield. I’ve put a timescale there for them to get back to me by the end of this week.

“The door won’t close as such after that, but we would have to look at other options as well to make sure we’re not scratching around if somebody says no. I won’t hold anything against them if they have better offers.

“Like Michael Coulson did, they have to do what’s best for them and we will respect that as a club. Michael Ingham’s situation is a bit different, because we’ve not put something to him yet, but we will be hoping to get that one over the line as well.

“I thought he was excellent in our last game. Scott (Flinders) was number one when we came in and, because there hasn’t been a reserve team, Michael’s hardly played over the last two years, but I want really good competition in the goalkeeping area.

“Michael has been excellent in training since we came in. He looks revitalised and wants to push Scott.”

On the opportunity for Rzonca and Walton, who combined his Leeds College studies with turning out for the under 18s last term, to stake their claims for senior chances, McNamara said: “Not having a reserve team has been detrimental to Callum’s progression, which was the same with George Swan and Taron Hare, but I like his attitude and think there’s something there with him, so I’m speaking to his agent.

“He was quite slight, but he’s put on a stone in muscle and bulked up. He also has speed and it’s just that last bit of decision making that he needs to improve, but there aren’t many wingers in the game and I also think he can play as part of a three up front and in behind a striker.

“Tyler Walton played with us in the North Riding Cup and he’s a strong lad who can come into the fold. He’s 18 in September, but we will be pushing him as well to see if he’s ready for the first team.”

As part of the Higgins deal, the Minstermen will play a pre-season friendly at Stalybridge on Saturday, July 16, kick-off 3pm.