Kian Spence has left Scarborough Athletic after having a deal on the table withdrawn by boss Darren Kelly.
The former Middlesbrough youngster had been on trial with York City in recent weeks and he is set to trial with FC Halifax Town this weekend, on the same day that Boro are to tackle Atherton in their opening game of the campaign.
Kelly said: “Kian has been given the opportunity on four occasions to sign a deal over the past few weeks, but we have now withdrawn that.
“After conversations with his dad, he went on trial and also kept pulling out of signing for us.
“Kian should be proud to wear a Scarborough Athletic shirt; we are not a club that wants to play second fiddle.”