Former skipper Simon Heslop looks to have played his final game for York City after asking for a move from his home-town club.

The 30-year-old midfielder, who was stripped of the club captaincy by former boss Gary Mills in the summer, was left out of Martin Gray’s squad for today’s 2-1 National League North home triumph against Curzon Ashton.

It was only the second match ex-Huntington School pupil Heslop has failed to start this term – the only other occasion was due to suspension – with Gray outlining the reasons for his absence in forthright fashion.

“He doesn’t want to play for the club anymore, so he can go,” the City chief smarted. “We’ve had somebody from a higher level come in for him, but this is York City and, if he doesn’t want to play for the club, he won’t get in my team.”

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