YORK City goalkeeper Kyle Letheren will delay a decision on his future until after Wembley and his wedding next week.

Letheren is out of contract at Bootham Crescent and, while revealing he is open to agreeing new terms, he is also interesting clubs still in next season’s National League, as well as others north of the border.

The 29-year-old net-minder has been approached by City boss Gary Mills concerning his plans for 2017/18 following relegation to National League North, but reasoned that his next deal will need to be the right one for his family.

“I have spoken to the manager and he asked me if I would like to stay,” Letheren said. “I’ve told him I’m open to it, but I don’t want to lie to anybody, because I am speaking to other clubs.

“I’ve had discussions with another National League team and taken a few phone calls from back in Scotland, where I’ve got most of my reputation, but the ball is firmly in York’s court. I’m hoping to stay and, if they want me to, I will listen to any offer that comes my way. I’ve got a family to feed as well though and I need to do my best by them, so it’s up in the air.

“It’s the last thing I’m thinking about, as I’ve got Wembley first and then I’m getting married five days after, so I want to enjoy both and, then, think more about my future.”

Whereas Letheren’s plans for next term remain uncertain, the former Dundee shot-stopper revealed that keeper-coach Craig Hinchliffe will be moving on, with The Press understanding the latter is a casualty of the Minstermen’s failure to stay up.

“I want to give compliments to Craig Hinchliffe,” Letheren stressed. “From the minute I walked through the door, he’s worked tirelessly with me on the training pitch and has worked on my weaknesses as well as my strengths.

“I don’t think he’s going to stay here next season, which is a loss to the club, because he’s been fantastic for me.”

Following injury, Letheren lost his place between the City sticks to on-loan recruit Scott Loach for the final five weeks of the season.

He admitted it “hurt” to watch on from the bench as the side lost their National League dogfight, but he bears no grudge towards Loach and, during his spell of inactivity, has ensured he would be ready to replace the ineligible former England under-21 international under the world-famous arch.

“I’m a fitness fanatic who is in the gym six or seven days a week, so being ready (for tomorrow) was never going to be an issue,” Letheren declared. “As a keeper there’s only one position you can play and, when Scott came in whilst I was injured, I knew I had a fight on my hands to get back in.

“It hurt and was disappointing to be sat watching the team getting relegated knowing there was nothing I could do about it, especially having played such a big part for three-quarters of the season. But, in football, you have to take the highs and the lows and I hold nothing against Scott, because he came in and did really well during those last nine games.”

Loach was equally as gracious as he stepped aside for Letheren to reclaim the gloves at the national stadium, arguing the latter deserved to play having been between the sticks every second on the Road to Wembley.

Outlining his own personal highlights during the tournament, Llanelli-born Letheren added: “I’ve played some of my best football in the Trophy.

“Harlow was a really tough fixture in the second round that that they could have easily won and I also made a save at the away end against Brackley in another game that wasn’t easy.”

Letheren will keep goal at Wembley 23 years after his father Glan played in the final of the same competition under the old Twin Towers for Bangor.

The Welsh club drew 1-1 with Northwich that day, before losing the replay at Stoke’s Victoria Ground 2-1.

Letheren junior now wants to reward his father – a goalkeeping mentor since primary school – with victory over Macclesfield.

“My dad’s told me to go and enjoy the occasion because, if you can’t enjoy playing at Wembley, you’re never going to enjoy your football,” the City number 28 pointed out. “He’s said there’s no pressure and, if you know what you can do, you’ve just got to approach it with a smile on your face.

“There will be a bus load of 56 coming from Wales. My dad has paid for the bus and everyone has got their own tickets, which was the same when he was there with Bangor back in 1984.

“It’s deja-vu for a lot of the people. I’ve been back to Wales this month and people were commenting on how uncanny it all was.

“But I don’t want to go there and lose. I’m hoping to bring back a winner’s medal for my dad more than anything, because he’s trained me since the age of ten and it would be nice to bring him back something that he never won.

“Not a day goes by without me speaking to him and, when things need saying, he will do, but he also knows when not to say something.

“We still need to have a father-and-son relationship and make sure our home life isn’t affected and I think he gets that balance spot on.”

Letheren wants to repay City supporters for their loyalty too, saying: “The wounds are still a bit sore after the final day, but we’ve got to forget that and try and finish on a high for the fans because they have been fantastic this season.”