Updated: ANDY Ferrell and Craig Nelthorpe have become York City manager Martin Foyle’s first two summer signings.

Central-midfielder Ferrell has joined the Minstermen after parting company with cash-strapped Kidderminster at the end of last season.

Nelthorpe, 21, was released by Championship outfit Doncaster in January and spent the last four months of 2008/9 with City’s strong-finishing, Blue Square Premier rivals Oxford.

He can play on the left wing or at left-back.

Ferrell was a member of Newcastle United’s junior and reserve teams before securing a one-year deal with Watford in 2004.

He made two League Cup appearances for the Hornets, scoring against Cambridge, before joining Hereford, who he helped clinch promotion back to the Football League via the 2006 Conference play-off final.

Ferrell went on to make 27 appearances the following season and scored one of the goals that dumped Foyle’s Port Vale team out of the FA Cup in a 4-0 drubbing.

The 5ft 8in midfielder joined Kidderminster on loan, however, three months later and has spent the last two seasons at Aggborough.

Doncaster-born Nelthorpe was handed a debut by his home-town club at the age of 17 but has found his opportunities limited by the South Yorkshire side’s meteoric rise through the divisions.

While on the fringes of Rovers’ first-team squad, Nelthorpe has been loaned out to Hucknall Town, Kidderminster, Gateshead, Halifax and Darlington.

He also impressed as a left-sided attacking outlet for Doncaster during a pre-season friendly at KitKat Crescent in the summer of 2007.

Reserve ’keeper Josh Mimms, meanwhile, has signed a new deal to keep him contracted to the Minstermen for another season.