Birmingham City academy product sees deal 'terminated' after unsuccessful non-league venture

Academy product Hancox played 33 times for Birmingham.Academy product Hancox played 33 times for Birmingham.
Academy product Hancox played 33 times for Birmingham.
The latest transfer news as former Birmingham City and Solihull Moors defender Mitch Hancox sees his contract terminated at York City.

Birmingham City academy product Mitch Hancox has seen his contract at York City terminated following a mutual agreement, a club statement has confirmed.

The left-back, who joined Birmingham aged eight in 2001 and left in 2016 to join Macclesfield Town, turned out 33 times for Blues. Now aged 30, the defender has played for MK Dons, Solihull Moors, Harrogate Town, Hereford and Hartlepool United since.

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Key to York's promotion from the National League North before becoming a regular in the fifth tier, Hancox was a popular figure at LNER Community Stadium. However, he has fallen down the pecking order and is now set to move on following an unsuccessful loan at Hartlepool.

statement issued by York read: “York City can confirm that midfielder Mitch Hancox’s contract has been mutually cancelled. The 30-year-old midfielder initially joined the Minstermen in October 2021 on a one month loan, which was extended until the end of the season in January 2022.

“Hancox signed permanently in the summer of 2022 after playing his part throughout the play-off promotion season, featuring 37 times across all competitions that campaign.

Academy product Hancox played 33 times for Birmingham.Academy product Hancox played 33 times for Birmingham.
Academy product Hancox played 33 times for Birmingham.

“A further 45 Minstermen appearances followed, when signing permanently, across all competitions. York City would like to place on record well wishes to Mitch with his future endeavours, and a thank you for his efforts whilst at the football club.”

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