STRIKER Jamie McDonald has left Warrington Town, but two more new players have arrived at the club ahead of the new season.

The Guardian can reveal that McDonald, who finished as Yellows’ top scorer last season, has rejoined former club City of Liverpool FC in the North West Counties League Premier Division.

However, news of McDonald’s departure is offset by news that defender David Raven and midfielder Rob Evans have joined Paul Carden’s squad.

READ: Paul Carden on McDonald departure and new signings

Experienced 33-year-old defender Raven, who can play at centre-half or right-back, started his career with Liverpool and has played in the Football League for Carlisle United, Shrewsbury Town and Tranmere Rovers and in Scotland with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Evans, 23, captained Wrexham from the age of 21 but spent last season with Billericay Town.

With just over two weeks until the Evo-Stik Premier Division season gets underway, the loss of McDonald is a blow to Town.

Of the 17 goals he scored last season, nine of them came during the club’s memorable run to the FA Trophy last 16.

He attended England striker Jamie Vardy’s V9 Academy along with other non-league hopefuls earlier this summer but decided to stay with Warrington.

However, chairman Toby Macormac says work commitments meant McDonald did not feel he could commit to the rigours of another season in the Northern Premier League’s top-flight.

“Jamie enjoyed a sensational scoring run in the FA Trophy last season which we all enjoyed,” he said.

“But as part time players, we as a club understand the commitments and work balance this requires.

“I’d like to thank Jamie for his efforts at the club and wish him all the success back at the City of Liverpool.”

Tony Gray, Josh Amis and Richard Brodie are Carden’s remain options at centre-forward, while Jack Dunn can also operate in that area if required.