Clarke Carlisle, Scott Dobie and Charlie Taylor join York City

Clarke Carlisle

York City have signed defender Clarke Carlisle and forward Scott Dobie on free transfers and Leeds defender Charlie Taylor on a one-month loan.

Carlisle, 32, who is chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association, has been without a club since leaving Burnley at the end of last season.

Dobie, 33, has been without a club since the end of the 2010/11 season when he left St Johnstone.

Taylor, 18, made four appearances for Leeds in the 2011/12 campaign.

On Wednesday Carlisle revealed the difficulties he had been having trying to find a new team.

He told BBC Radio York: "At the end of last season I had contemplated hanging up my boots so I hadn't really entertained any offers.

"I changed my mind and put it out there that I would be available and I'm absolutely delighted that the manager called me.

"There's no better time to join a team than when they're on the way up."

Carlisle has agreed a short-term deal with the Minstermen until January, while Dobie has signed a three-month contract.