Blue Square Bet North new boys Oxford City have released striker Aaron Woodley and midfielder Mark Bell.
Boss Mike Ford said the move would allow the duo to find other clubs.
“Mark needs to be playing football,” said Ford. “He hasn’t played a game for two years and I think it is unfair to put him straight into Conference North football.
“There is no question about his talent, but there was a doubt about his fitness.
“Aaron was only going to be sub and is good enough to play for another side.
“I just felt he has lost his way. Three years ago he signed for Oxford United and had the world at his feet.
“He later came on loan to us and Banbury United. Then his United contract wasn’t renewed. He needs to get back playing again.”
Meanwhile, Ford has hailed the arrival of new keeper Mikuael Jaimez-Ruiz.
Ruiz, 28, kept a clean sheet on his debut in last Saturday’s 1-0 success at Rugby Town.
“He’s a keeper I can rely on to do a good job,” said Ford.
“He played forty-two times for Dover Athletic in the Conference South last season.
“He’s a good talker, can make important saves and his place-kicking is good.”
However, earlier today, npower League Two side AFC Wimbledon announced they had signed the ex-Barnet and Aldershot keeper.