Lawless quits Rovers to join York
Midfielder Alex Lawless has left Forest Green to sign for York City, where he broke his leg in the penultimate game of last season.
The 26-year-old Welshman, who can also play at right-back, spent three seasons at the New Lawn.
York manager Martin Foyle said " I am delighted to capture Alex's signature as I have been chasing him for sometime.
"He is a great all-rounder, a technically good footballer and has a very professional attitude towards the game".
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Lawless joined Rovers in the summer of 2006 after a two-year stint with Torquay United.
Born in the Rhondda Valley, he progressed through the youth ranks at Cardiff City, before signing pro terms with Fulham.
After failing to make a senior appearance for the Craven Cottage outfit, Lawless joined Torquay in 2005.
He has represented Wales at both under 21 and at non-league representative level.
For more on this story see The Citizen on Thursday.