City looked certainties for promotion at one stage but their form fell apart and they finished just outside the play-off places.

Manager Stuart McCall will face a vastly reduced playing budget next season and has begun the task of trimming his squad.

Former Aston Villa and Sheffield United man Nix has not been made an offer but McCall has said he can come back for pre-season to try his luck again if he does not manage to fix himself up with another club.