SAM SANDERS has left York City by mutual consent.

York have confirmed that young defender Sanders has left the football club after mutually agreeing to cancel his contract.

Co-chairman had previously confirmed to the York Hospital Ball podcast that player departures would be imminent, with City boasting a squad size of 33, in order to bring potential new additions in.

Sanders is the first to exit the North Yorkshire club, after a two year spell.

The 22-year-old initially joined the Minstermen in the 2021/22 Vanarama National League North season, playing a pivotal role in City’s promotion via the play-offs into the fifth tier.

That stint was only initially a loan move, which would be made permanent upon his release from parent club Nottingham Forest.

He would feature under former manager John Askey, making 20 appearances, before the arrival of David Webb saw game time become limited for the centre-halve.

A short loan spell to Boston United was disrupted by injury, before Sanders would make the move to the Vanarama National League South with Truro City.

In his time on the South Coast, Sanders would make 27 appearances, with Truro recently announcing Askey as manager.

Coming back into York, Sanders had previously told the Press that he was yet to hold a conversation on his future with current manager Adam Hinshelwood.