York City boss Martin Gray has insisted chairman Jason McGill remains “110 per cent” committed to delivering promotion this season despite putting the club up for sale.

McGill has invited interested parties to take over his 75 per cent majority shareholding in the Minstermen after Supporters Trust members voted against the Golden Share Proposal, which would have seen him acquire the fans’ body’s 25 per cent stake.

Gray, though, declared that it is still “business as normal” at Bootham Crescent, with a return to the National League everybody’s focus.

“The chairman has made it quite clear how he sees things, but we’ve just got to get on with our business,” the City chief reasoned. “There’s no point in making a mountain out of a molehill, so it’s business as normal.

“We had a meeting with the players straight away about the situation and assured them they would still be getting paid, that there would be no changes and that we wouldn’t be going part-time, because the chairman has reassured us that everybody should continue as they are. The most important thing is we are here to win games and I’m here to get promotion.

“I’ve been told to focus on my job and the chairman wants to enjoy a promotion at the end of the season. He’s still 110 per cent behind giving York City Football Club the best chance to do that this season.”

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