YORK City full-back Shaun Rooney has become the latest to leave the club.

Rooney, who joined the Minstermen from Dunfermline Athletic on a two-year deal 12 months ago after being recruited by the then boss Jackie McNamara, is returning north of the border having signed for Scottish Championship side Queen of the South on a one-year deal.

The 20-year-old Scot made 30 appearances for City in the National League, scoring once.

A club statement said: "We would like to thank Shaun for his efforts in a City shirt, and we wish him all the best for the future."

Right-back Rooney began his career with Dundee United in 2010 but, after failing to make the breakthrough at Tannadice, moved to Scottish League Two side Queen’s Park three years later.

He made 42 appearances in all competitions for the Hampden Park outfit, also picking up a Young Player of the Year award for the club, before moving to Dunfermline Athletic and making 14 appearances as they won the Scottish third-tier title.

He is the second player to leave York this week, following fellow defender Josh Robinson, who likewise signed for McNamara on a two-year deal 12 months ago but has now returned to former club Crusaders in Northern Ireland after only five City appearances.

Robinson was one of five "under contract" players who have been told to find new clubs by City boss Gary Mills, along with Ben Barber, Ben Clappison, Kaine Felix and Jack Higgins.

Teenagers Tyler Walton and Alex Bruton have been released and striker Vadaine Oliver and defender Alex Whittle transfer-listed at their own request.