Former Carlisle United defender Mark Ellis is back on the move.

The centre-half has joined National League club York City on loan from Barrow until the end of the season.

It is a second loan switch of the season for the 34-year-old, who was previously with Torquay United.

Ellis has been out of favour at Holker Street under Pete Wild and now joins a Minstermen side sitting 17th in non-league's top tier.

His team-mates at York will include fellow former Carlisle man Nathan Thomas.

York boss David Webb welcomed the signing of the experienced defender.

"I’m delighted to welcome Mark to York City on loan with us until the end of the season," he told the York website.

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“He brings with him a wealth of playing experiences as well as great leadership qualities which will make him a great addition to the squad.”

Ellis could make his debut against his former club Solihull Moors on Tuesday night - a home game that could see him up against former Blues duo Mark Beck and Mitchell Roberts.

The defender made 74 United appearances under Keith Curle from 2015-18.

He joined Barrow in the summer of 2021 under Mark Cooper, making 22 appearances last season, also going out on loan to Solihull.