YORK City have released 13 players from their squad as Steve Watson looks to build a promotion-winning side next season.

Club captain Steve McNulty, former skipper and this season's top goal scorer Jordan Burrow and veteran midfielder Adriano Moke are just three of the high profile names not to be offered new contracts by the club.

Moke wrote on Twitter: "I’ve loved every minute of playing for this great club, the good times and bad times, it’s been a pleasure playing for York City, a club that I made my name. (I) came here as a boy, leaving with my head high as man... Thank you."

Last summer's recruits Andy Bond and Dan Maguire have been released, as have defenders Kallum Griffiths and Joe Tait, who were regulars in the club's back five in 2019/20.

Fringe players Tom Allan, Nathan Dyer, Macaulay Langstaff, Jake Watson (who has joined Pickering Town), Jake Wright (who is currently on loan at Boston United) and Wes York have also left the club.

Midfielder Adam Buxton, who was on loan from SkyBet League Two side Morecambe, has departed as well.

"The club and management team would like to thank all departing players for their efforts during their time at the club," York City said in a club statement.

At present, York have just three players under contract for next season, those being goalkeepers Peter Jameson, Ryan Whitley and midfielder Paddy McLaughlin.

However the club are in discussions with eight current players over remaining with the Minstermen next term.

Striker Alex Kempster, centre back Sean Newton and wing-back David Ferguson (the club's top assister last season) are just three of the key players that Watson is hoping to retain as his side look to push for promotion from the Vanarama National League North.

Midfielder Kieran Green and young prospects Reiss Harrison, Charlie Jebson-King, Josh King and Harry Spratt are also in talks with the club.