YORK City have signed Grimsby Town's promotion-winning pair Adam Crookes and Scott Burgess.

Crookes played 24 times for Grimsby last season as Town returned to Sky Bet League Two through the Vanarama National League play-offs.

The 24-year-old left-back was a regular for the Mariners through the first half of the season, but only played four times after January.

Burgess meanwhile racked up 14 league appearances last term after the 24-year-old central midfielder's January switch from Port Vale, although he too did not feature in the play-offs.

Both Crookes and Burgess have previously played under York manager John Askey, who is leading City into their first season back in the National League from August 6.

Nottingham Forest academy graduate Crookes was signed on a permanent deal by Askey at Vale in 2019 amid a three-season spell at the Stoke-on-Trent club.

Burgess, who began his career at Bury, has twice before been signed by Askey, firstly during a 2017/18 loan stint at Macclesfield Town and secondly at Port Vale, also joining in 2019 and spending two full seasons there.

The signings of Crookes and Burgess takes York's announced number of squad players for next season to 13.

New recruits Scott Boden, Alex Hurst and Ryan Fallowfield have joined from Boreham Wood, Port Vale and Harrogate Town respectively.

Last season's loanees Mitch Hancox, Sam Sanders and Lenell John-Lewis have all been retained alongside previous squad members Maxim Kouogun, Paddy McLaughlin, Olly Dyson, Maziar Kouhyar and Ryan Whitley.