JAMIE Reed and Lee Bullock are still expected to leave York City before the end of the season.

The pair were both made available for transfer at their own request prior to last week’s deadline for permanent moves.

But the transfer window closed without either player leaving Bootham Crescent.

Reed was subsequently an unused substitute during Saturday’s 4-1 home defeat to Morecambe while Bullock failed to make the matchday squad of 18 and City boss Gary Mills has revealed that both players could now depart during the loan window, which reopens tomorrow.

“Nothing has changed on that front,” Mills said on the situations of Reed and Bullock.

“Both players have expressed that they want to get out and play games and are expressing that all the time.

“That’s a difficult situation for a manager when that’s the case. I could stop them going anywhere but I want total commitment to York City.

“I think that’s important in the remaining months of this season and we need it from everybody. Speaking from experience, if players want to go then it’s maybe for the best that they do.”

City currently have 26 professionals on their books, although Ashley Chambers, Michael Coulson, Lanre Oyebanjo and Chris Doig remain sidelined by injury, with Mills adding that he could bolster his ranks further in the loan market.

He said: “When the window opens for loans, I will look at the situation and, if I feel I need to bring somebody in to strengthen us, I will do.

“We have to start picking up results and, hopefully, that will start at Wycombe on Saturday.”

One possible target is 20-year-old Newcastle midfielder Michael Richardson who is currently being monitored by the Minstermen.

Richardson spent a month on loan at Leyton Orient last season and could join City on a similar basis. “He’s someone we’ve been looking at and have shown a bit of interest in but I don’t know whether it will happen,” Mills confirmed.

York Minstermen will host a general knowledge quiz tomorrow in the Pitchside Bar at 8.30pm. Entry costs £1 per person with a maximum of five people in a team.