York Press say that Scott Burgess has been warned he could miss out on a move to York City if he stalls on a contract offer.
The 21-year-old midfielder was offered a permanent deal by City chief Steve Watson at the end of last season after making 16 appearances and scoring one goal during a loan spell from Bury.
But Watson is also pursuing other targets with “eight or nine” new additions possible and admitted that if he lands a player similar in style to Burgess before hearing back from the former National League title winner then the door might close on a Minstermen switch.
“Burg is from a League club and, whilst he hasn’t featured much for them, the reason why he hasn’t signed straight away for us is probably because he wants to hold out to see if he can get something that bit higher,” Watson reasoned. “If you do that, though, you have to be sure you’re going to play there, because you can easily become an under-23 player somewhere again.”