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DANNY Holmes has become the first player to leave relegated Bangor City by signing for Connah's Quay Nomads/

The 29-year-old defender arrived at Nantporth a year ago from York City and made 30 Welsh Premier appearances for the Citizens, scoring once.

Holmes signed a one-year deal at Tranmere Rovers in July 2007 which was extended a year later. He went on a month long loan to Southport in December 2007 before making his first team debut for the Prenton Park outfit at Yeovil Town in November 2008.

He then spent two seasons with The New Saints, making 57 appearances in the WPL, but was released in May 2011 and returned to become a regular in Tranmere's defence, making 133 appearances and winning the young player of the year award in 2012.

Following Tranmere's relegation into the National League, he joined League Two Newport County and was offered a new contract by the Exiles at the end of season 2015/16, but the offer was withdrawn and he was released after failing to accept the contract by the deadline.

Holmes then joined National League North club AFC Fylde in the summer of 2016 but, in November, he signed for National League club York City on a contract until the end of the season. He was in the starting line-up that beat Macclesfield Town 3-2 at Wembley in the 2017 FA Trophy final, but rejected a new deal to remain with the Minstermen.