YORK City manager Nigel Worthington is unlikely to add another centre forward to his ranks during the transfer window.

The Minstermen chief has revealed that he would not have been interested in bringing summer target Rene Howe to Bootham Crescent following his release by Burton Albion and subsequent move to Newport.

Wes Fletcher and Ryan Jarvis have notched ten and nine goals respectively this term for City, while Ryan Bowman has five goals to his name despite only starting six league games.

With former Peterborough striker Shaquille McDonald and first-year pro Chris Dickinson waiting in the wings, Worthington is happy with his striking options and, on the news of Howe’s transfer, the City boss said: “I wouldn’t have been looking to do anything with him.

“We have got three players who can score goals and who I am happy with. They did have a bit of a drought but that happens and the biggest thing is the team continues to create chances for them.”

McDonald, 18, has now been challenged to work on his conditioning in an attempt to apply pressure on the likes of Fletcher, Bowman and Jarvis after wearing City colours for the first time in a 4-0 reserve friendly defeat to Doncaster this week.

“It was quite an experienced Doncaster side and our team was made up of younger players and others that needed a game for match fitness,” Worthington added.

“Shaq worked hard but I have told him he needs to get fit, which is understandable because he hasn’t been involved anywhere recently so he needs to get up to speed and he holds the cards on that one.”