Clarke Carlisle, Scott Dobie and Charlie Taylor join York City

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.