FORMER York City striker Danny Rowe has departed Macclesfield FC due to an underlying health condition.

Rowe played for York in the back end of the 2022/23 season after completing a loan switch from fellow Vanarama National League side Chesterfield, making just four appearances after struggling with injuries. 

The forward scored zero goals in his time with the club, before returning to parent club Chesterfield. 

Rowe departed the Spireites by mutual consent one month ago, and was quickly snapped up by Northern Premier League outfit Macclesfield to help boost the Silkmen's play-off push. 

However, Rowe has now left Macclesfield after less than a month with the club due to an underlying health condition, having played a full 90 minutes on Tuesday night against Sandbach United. 

In other news, former City defender Mark Bower has left Northern Premier League side Bradford (Park Avenue) after seven years with the club. 

Bower departed Bradford by mutual consent following Avenue's poor start to the season, winning just three games since their relegation from the Vanarama National League North last season. 

The former City defender joined Bradford after a spell with Guiseley in 2016 as the club's new first-team manager, and after leaving briefly at the beginning of the 2019/20 season, immediately returned and helped oversee two play-off finishes in the National League North. 

Bower made 36 appearances for the Minstermen from the 1999/2000 season and the 2000/01 season, scoring two goals during his loan spell from Bradford City.

Assistant manager Danny Boshell has also left the club, which currently has former City youngsters Harrison Hopper and Sam Fielding in their ranks.