YORK City have released their retained list from the 2023/24 Vanarama National League season, with three players leaving the club. 

Scott Burgess, Michael Duckworth and Scott Barrow will all leave York on July 1 upon the expiry of their contracts, after crunch talks were held with manager Adam Hinshelwood earlier today. 

Hinshelwood has made the decision not to offer the trio new deals, who will all now be free agents during the Summer. 

Burgess ended the 23/24 season as the club's leading assister, having accumulated seven assists during a stop-start campaign for the midfielder. 

After an initial loan spell in the 2018/29 season, Burgess went on to make 45 appearances in the Vanarama National League North and the National League, 20 of which came this season. 

Burgess has found game time limited under manager Hinshelwood due to injury, despite breaking into the side under Neal Ardley in October. 

Duckworth is another player to be departing York after four years of service to the football club, which has also been heavily affected by injury. 

The experienced defender has managed just six appearances this season, one of which came on the opening day defeat to Wealdstone, and has played just four minutes of game time since March 2.

Duckworth was part of the York side that gained promotion from the National League North in the 2021/22 campaign, and made 52 appearances in the league during his time with City. 

The defender released a statement on social media, saying: "To everyone involved with York City, I'd like to just say it's been a pleasure playing for my hometown club. 

"Unfortunately this season didn't turn out the way I'd planned it to for different reasons. 

"I'd like to give a special mention to the fans who have stuck by us through thick and thin, not just this year but for the time I've been at the club.

"I wish the club every success in the future and I'm sure it will get back to where it belongs soon. 

"Thanks, Ducky."

The final player to be confirmed as leaving is defender Scott Barrow, who has overcame a cruciate ligament injury in recent times. 

The 35-year-old was a crucial part of York's promotion-winning campaign in 2022, and made a total of 43 appearances whilst with the Minstermen. 

Barrow went on to make 19 appearances for Darlington in a loan spell in the National League North, becoming a fan favourite under ex-City boss Steve Watson, and failed to make an appearance for York this season.

The club have also confirmed that Ryan Fallowfield has signed a new one-year contract extension as part of their retained list. 

Fallowfield, who was named as the Billy Fenton Clubman of the Year, has extended his City stay after a fantastic two seasons with the club. 

The right-back has made 41 appearances this season, netting four goals, and has slotted in at centre-back when needed. 

Fallowfield initially joined the club in 2022 from Harrogate Town, and has made a combined 78 appearances in two season. 

The City vice-captain will now stay around for an additional season as he looks to help guide York up the National League table. 

The club have also confirmed that new contracts have been offered to Lenell John-Lewis, Paddy McLaughlin and Rory Watson.

There has been no confirmation as to whether any of these deals have been accepted yet, but John-Lewis did state previously that he was keen to remain with the club.

New deals are yet to be discussed with youngsters George Harrison and Sam Taylor, whose seasons are ongoing with the National League Football Academy Cup final taking place on Wednesday, May 1 (5.30pm) at England's St George's Park.

Attackers Dipo Akinyemi, Quevin Castro, Billy Chadwick, Will Davies, Leone Gravata, Callum Harriott, Alex Hernandez, Kai Kennedy, Maziar Kouhyar and Zanda Siziba all remain contracted to the club. 

Midfielders Daniel Batty, Marvin Armstrong, Finlay Barnes, Olly Dyson and Alex Woodyard all remain contracted. 

Defenders and goalkeepers Levi Andoh, Maison Campbell, Tyler Cordner, Adam Crookes, Callum Howe, Thierry Latty-Fairweather and George Sykes-Kenworthy are also contracted.

Loan players Will Smith, Alex Hunt and Danny Amos have all returned to their parent clubs upon the expiry of their loan deals.