York City’s 25-goal, top scorer Jon Parkin will not return to action before the final game of the regular season at Brackley.

That is the best-case scenario, according to City sporting director Dave Penney, as Parkin recovers from minor knee surgery. The 36-year-old veteran last played during the 2-1 defeat at Kidderminster four weeks ago, but Penney remains optimistic that Parkin would be available if the club make the National League North play-offs.

Standing in at the press conference prior to tomorrow night’s trip to Nuneaton for manager Martin Gray, who was busy with training commitments, Penney said: “Jon’s seeing a specialist towards the end of the month to get the all clear.

“He knows his knee better than anybody, because he’s been managing it for a long time now, but the time-scale we’ve been told is that he will be back for the last game of the season at the very best.”

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