YORK City boss Gary Mills is hoping to make “two or three” more new additions after recruiting experienced goalkeeper Jon Worsnop and former Hartlepool winger Connor Smith.

Mills has also confirmed that the arrival of ex-Chester net-minder Worsnop means that the services of last season’s Press Player of the Year Kyle Letheren, who was considering his options elsewhere, will not now be needed next term.

Former Accrington gloveman Luke Simpson, meanwhile, has been placed on the transfer list and made available to other clubs despite still having a year left to run on his Bootham Crescent contract.

Worsnop, 34, ended last season at National League North Bradford Park Avenue after leaving Chester, where he was the Fans’ Player of the Year in 2014/15.

He started out at home-town club Bradford City where, at the ages of 17 and 18, he was named as an unused substitute for the Bantams in the Premier League and the UEFA Intertoto Cup during the 2000/01 campaign.

He left Valley Parade for a first spell at Chester, though, having not made a senior appearance.

Further stints followed at Aberystwyth, Droylsden, Leigh Genesis, Bradford Park Avenue, Guiseley, FC United of Manchester and Alfreton, before he rejoined Chester three years ago and became a regular at the National League outfit.

Smith made his senior debut for Hartlepool at the age of 17 during a 2-0 home defeat against Exeter in May 2013, alongside the likes of former Minstermen Scott Flinders and Michael Duckworth.

In total, the Stockton-born flank man made 19 appearances – but only six from the start – for the Victoria Ground club and he went on loan to Evo-Stik Northern Premier League team Whitby last term, having been restricted to just two sub outings for Pool in 2016/17.

Smith is yet to score an official goal at professional level, but did manage a hat-trick during Hartlepool’s 9-0 pre-season friendly triumph over Billingham Town in 2015.

On his next moves in the transfer market and his second and third new signings of the summer, following Michael Rankine’s arrival, Mills said: “I am happy with how things are shaping up.

“We’ve missed out on a couple of players because they want to play higher, but I’m hoping that we will have two or three new faces before the end of the week who, I believe, will be good signings, like Jon and Connor. The goalkeeper position is a massive one to get right and I always want an experienced one.

“Jon is certainly that and he’s always somebody who’s done well when I’ve watched him or he’s played against my teams and he had an unbelievable game for Chester when I was at Gateshead. He’s a talker and an organiser who knows the level and he’ll be good around the dressing room.

“Connor has played a few first-team games and is hard-working and quick. He has a great attitude about him and fits in as the type of player I like.

“I’ve watched him two or three times and we’ve done a little bit of homework on him. When you’re signing young players, you’ve got to make sure they are mentally and physically strong and I’ve got no doubt that he falls into that category. I’m not worried about that and he’s a confident lad.”

Addressing the implications of Worsnop’s recruitment on Letheren and Simpson’s situations, Mills added: “Kyle will be moving on now and, while Luke is still with us, he has been made available to move on too.”