ONOME SODJE is seemingly edging towards the Bootham Crescent exit door having failed to meet the 28-day deadline to accept a new contract.

York City offered the 20-year-old a new deal last month, but he has not been back in touch with manager Martin Foyle.

Fellow forward Richard Brodie and full-back Ben Purkiss, who had also been out of contract, have been among those players to accept new terms within the set period.

However, the club have not been able to get hold of the Nigerian-born striker, pictured, who was largely restricted to bit-part roles last season, scoring seven goals in 20 starts and 25 substitute appearances.

Foyle told The Press: “With the likes of Ben Purkiss, Richard Brodie and other younger players, they had 28 days to agree. Richard and Ben got back in touch, but Onome hasn’t.

“We can’t get hold of him.

We’ve left messages and text messages, and messages with other people.

“I’m a bit disappointed he hasn’t got back in contact to tell us his situation and whether he wants to sign for York City.

“It’s over the 28-day deadline now and the choice can be ours. It all makes it harder for me to know what the plans are.”

Sodje signed for the Minstermen from Ebbsfleet in June 2007 and was the club’s joint-top scorer in his first season with 17 goals.