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McCombe parts company with York City

John McCombe (right) has left York City by mutual consent Credit: Lindsey Parnaby/PA Archive/PA Images

York City have confirmed that defender John McCombe has left the club by mutual consent.

The 30-year-old arrived at Bootham Crescent on a two-and-a-half-year deal in January 2014 after being released from League Two side Mansfield Town.

The central defender went on to play an integral part in the team which reached the League Two play-offs in 2014.

McCombe made 61 appearances for the Minstermen, scoring four goals.

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York City to face Newcastle United in friendly

York City's ground Bootham Crescent Credit: PA

York City face Premier League side Newcastle United in a pre-season friendly at Bootham Crescent tonight.

The Minstermen haven't won any of their opening five pre-season fixtures. While the Magpies have won just twice, a 1-0 win away to Gateshead and a 1-0 victory against Sacramento Republic on the club's tour of the USA.

Meanwhile, Middlesbrough face Barnsley at Oakwell in a pre-season friendly this evening.

Both matches are scheduled for a 7:45pm kick-off.

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Boro confirm pre-season friendly with York

York City's ground Bootham Crescent Credit: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Middlesbrough have confirmed the club are staging a pre-season friendly match against York City.

Boro will face the Minstermen at Bootham Crescent on July 11 (12pm) in the club's first senior friendly ahead of the 2015/16 Championship season.

It's also confirmed that Middlesbrough will travel to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday July 25 (3pm).

The club is expected to confirm further pre-season games in due course. It’s anticipated that there will be a fixture at the Riverside on Saturday August 1.

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