On-loan Mansfield Town defender David Mirfin is interested in a permanent move to York City, York Press report.

The 6ft 2in centre back will be out of contract at Field Mill in the summer and has agreed terms to stay at Bootham Crescent until the end of the current campaign.

But the ex-Scunthorpe and Watford Championship campaigner, who turns 34 next month, has now expressed a desire to stay with the Minstermen next term.

Prior to his North Yorkshire switch, Mirfin had plied his whole career in the Football League but, having spent 14 months on the sidelines following a knee operation that required him to learn how to walk again, the Sheffield-born sentinel is just keen to prove his worth to City chief Steve Watson during the next two-and-a-half months, declaring: “I’d definitely be interested in a permanent move.

“It’s a bit of a gulf from what I’m used to but, equally, I have to prove that I am over my injuries and I’m not a liability for somebody to take a chance on me.”

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