ALEX WOODYARD has ended his time with York City by mutual consent. 

The battling midfielder initially signed for York in late July 2023, following a spell in the Football League with AFC Wimbledon. 

He would go on to make 35 appearances across all competitions for City, becoming a regular under former manager Neal Ardley, before finding his game time limited upon the arrival of current boss Adam Hinshelwood. 

Hinshelwood confirmed in March that following conversations with Woodyard, the 31-year-old would be made available for a transfer, however no move ever came to fruition. 

With the arrival of Marvin Armstrong last campaign and the permanent addition of Alex Hunt last month, Woodyard's contributions for the 2024/25 season looked set to be even more limited. 

Woodyard began his career in the EFL with Southend United, making eight senior appearances after coming through the Shrimpers academy, before undergoing loan spells with both Farnborough and Braintree Town. 

After being released by Southend, Woodyard made the switch to Dartford, before other non-league spells with Concord Rangers and a return to Braintree. 

Playing under Danny Cowley, Woodyard would follow his manager to Lincoln City in the Vanarama National League, earning promotion back into the EFL with the Imps. 

After just shy of 100 appearances with Lincoln, Woodyard made the switch to Peterborough United, before stints with Tranmere Rovers and AFC Wimbledon, prior to his York move. 

He becomes the latest player in a string of recent departures, as Hinshelwood looks to narrow his squad numbers list, with Finlay Barnes, Sam Sanders, Quevin Castro, Maison Campbell, Will Davies and Kai Kennedy also all agreeing to mutual terminations of their contracts.