YORK City have confirmed the signings of Forest Green midfielder Jonathan Smith and Braintree forward George Purcell.

Minstermen manager Martin Foyle landed ex-Ebbsfleet man Purcell, 22, and Smith, 23, on the eve of the Bootham Crescent club's return to pre-season training.

Both players have signed two-year deals, with City paying an undisclosed fee for Purcell and a small amount of compensation for Smith.

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