MIDFIELD pair Danny Holmes and Sam Fielding have rejected new deals at York City.

Simon Lappin, meanwhile, has left Bootham Crescent, although the door has not been closed on a possible return for the 34-year-old, former Premier League play-maker when he makes a full recovery from his ruptured Achilles.

Out-of-contract pair Lanre Oyebanjo and Scott Fenwick have been released, though, along with unwanted trio Danny Galbraith, Robbie McDaid and Callum Rzonca, as City boss Gary Mills streamlines his squad for the forthcoming National League North campaign.

Holmes has done an apparent u-turn after signalling his intention to put pen to paper for the Minstermen, while teenager Fielding’s decision not to accept first-year pro terms has left Mills baffled, but the club will look for a compensation fee from any would-be suitors.

The City chief said: “Danny Holmes was offered a contract that I thought he was going to sign but, at the last minute, he’s decided against that. Sam Fielding has turned down his contract and I presume he’s going elsewhere, but he’s been at the club for a long time and can’t just walk away for nothing.

“I’m a bit disappointed with that situation and find it hard to believe that he’s turned down the offer, considering how long he’s been at the club. Scott Fenwick is also moving on and Lanre won’t be staying.

“Injuries have been a concern for him for a while and last season was a nightmare in that respect. He never got going, but he’s a great lad, who will always be remembered at York City for his first spell.”