FORMER York City midfielder Andy Bond has joined Buxton FC.

Bond was one of 13 players not to be offered new deals by York as manager Steve Watson looks to rebuild his squad following last month’s Vanarama National League North play-off defeat to Altrincham.

34-year-old Bond joined City from AFC Fylde last summer and went on to make 30 appearances in all competitions during his sole season with the Minstermen, scoring two goals.

The move sees Bond drop down a tier as Buxton play in the Northern Premier League premier division.

Buxton were 18th in the table at the point in which the season was suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic, which ultimately saw their campaign declared null and void.

Elsewhere, former York manager Gary Mills is back in management after being named as the new boss of Southern League division one central side Corby Town.

The appointment is Mills’ first managerial role since his dismissal from York in 2017, during his second spell at the club.

The former European Cup winner won promotion to League Two and two FA Trophies during his time with the club.