Will Beesley has joined Curzon Ashton after departing Vanarama National League North rivals Chorley last week.
The former Blackburn Rovers left-back joined the Magpies on loan from Southport in January 2016 and then made the move to Victory Park permanent in the summer of that year.
The 23-year-old has found opportunities in the team difficult to come by this season, however, and wanted more first-team action.
“Will came in and was fantastic for us at left-back last season,” assistant-manager Jamie Vermiglio told his club`s website on his departure. “It’s just not really worked out for him this season with us playing two different formations and with the form of Adam Blakeman and Lee Molyneux coming in from Guiseley AFC, it restricted his game time even more.
“He’s moved on to find more regular first-team action, which is what he deserves”.