Matt Gill is the latest player to leave St James's Park and join Tranmere Rovers after accepting a role at Prenton Park as a player-coach.
Tranmere appointed former Exeter City assistant manager Rob Edwards as manager on Tuesday and he made Eliot Richards his first signing at the club yesterday.
Both Richards and Gill, who were on loan at City last season, had been offered deals to stay at St James's Park, but were considering their options.
Tranmere boss Edwards said: “I’m really pleased Matt has agreed to join us as player-coach.
“He’s someone who will come in and help the Club raise the bar. He will contribute on the pitch and on the training ground and is someone who will help everyone around the Club.
“He’ll help the younger players learn about winning, about how to train properly and understand what the Club is about.”
Gill added: “Rob has asked me to come as player-coach which is a great opportunity for me, I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in.
“I’m really excited about working with players and to be as much help to them as possible.
“I’m desperate to carry on playing too, enjoy my football and add value to the team.”