York City’s management team have held talks with players from troubled former club Gateshead, but expect to lose out to higher-league suitors, York Press report.

Aside from full-back Scott Barrow, the Heed’s squad are all out of contract this summer, making the north-east outfit an ideal poaching ground for teams up to four tiers above the Minstermen in National League North.

Gateshead’s ninth-placed finish in the National League last season, despite considerable financial problems, has not gone unnoticed at all levels of the game, with City boss Steve Watson and assistant-manager Micky Cummins assembling the squad last summer before switching to Bootham Crescent in January.

But, on the likelihood of being reunited with any of those players, Cummins confessed: “Gateshead have come a long way from where we were last year. We improved them.

“They have options higher up. We’ve had conversations but we feel that we’ll most likely miss out.”

Read more: https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/sport/17653237.york-city-happy-with-current-squad-but-looking-for-a-couple-more-recruits/

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