SELBY Town have recruited former York City pair Marc Thompson and Arran Reid for their new Northern Counties East League season.

Midfielder Thompson played 26 times for the Minstermen between 1999 and 2002 before moving on to Farnborough and has more recently been turning out for Guiseley and Emley.

Goalkeeper Reid was understudy to first-choice Tom Evans at KitKat Crescent for most of last season.

He made two senior appearances following Evans' sending-off at Crawley Town last August but left for Whitby Town in March.

Selby boss Bob Lyon has also signed ex-Halifax and Liversedge midfielder Scott Price and former Doncaster Rovers youth-team player Adam Lee.

Joe Connor, meanwhile, has left the Flaxley Road Robins and returned to Pickering Town due to work commitments.

Tom Adams has also joined UniBond League outfit Whitby while Adam Mitchell has signed a three-year deal with a Norwegian team.

Selby have spent £3,000 on their pitch this summer and are also hoping to attract bigger crowds next season.

Club secretary Tommy Arkley added: "Twice in the last three seasons we have missed out on promotion by one point and been beaten in two cup finals.

"Hopefully this season we can take that final step and statistics tell us that our home form has let us down."

In an attempt to remedy that, Selby have introduced "Probably The Cheapest Season Ticket In The World" which will cost just £20 for 19 league games.

All season-ticket holders will also gain free entry into a £300 prize draw when they attend games.

The club are looking to sell 150 season tickets to cover the cost of match officials and are already more than halfway to that target.

Application forms can be obtained from the club, Otisdale Estate Agents or Station Inn.

Selby have also relaunched a reserve side which will compete in the Humber Premier League's first division.

It is aimed at bridging the gap between under-19 and senior football, as well as providing a platform for first-team players to recover fitness after injuries.

The season will start on August 18 - a week after the first team kick off their campaign - and any players interested should report for training at Flaxley Road on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7pm.

Selby's under-19 team, meanwhile, will continue to compete in the Northern Youth Alliance League having been long-time leaders last season before finishing fourth and also reaching the League Cup final.

Having lost six players who are now over age, Selby are looking for new recruits and anybody interested should call coach Kenny Baxter on 01405 761194 or attend training on Tuesday or Thursday nights at 7pm.

Selby continue their pre-season with a trip to NCEL first division club Tadcaster Albion on Friday night before playing host to Bottesford Town on Saturday (3pm).