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Nicky Wroe

Nicky Wroe

First published in News York Press: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

YORK City midfielder Nicky Wroe has been placed on the transfer list after claims he no longer wants to play for the club.

But any interested parties would need to pay a five-figure fee for the 22-year-old's services with Wroe under contract to the KitKat Crescent club until the end of next season.

The former Barnsley midfielder joined City in August after starting the season in Scotland with Hamilton Academicals following his release by the Oakwell club.

He signed a one-year deal with the Minstermen inserting an option to retain his services for a further ten months, which was exercised last month.

Wroe, who made 27 starts and scored ten goals last season, was also offered improved terms but is now hoping to leave City according to club officials, fuelling speculation he has been offered a better deal elsewhere.

In a club statement, community and communications director Sophie McGill said: "Nicky Wroe has been placed on the transfer list following a statement by the player to Jason McGill and Colin Walker that he no longer wants to play for York City.

"Nicky Wroe signed a one-year contract last season with a further one-year option, which the club has since exercised. Although the club were under no obligation to improve the player's terms this season, Nicky Wroe was offered an enhanced contract, which is in line with the majority of his team-mates.

"York City also supported Nicky Wroe with his recent injury, paying £3,000 for an operation for the player in April. Nicky Wroe was set to be part of Colin Walker's plans for next season and everyone at the club is very disappointed he is not committed to the forthcoming campaign."

City boss Walker, who was instrumental in bringing Wroe to the club as Billy McEwan's assistant last year, agreed with the statement's sentiments.

Wroe was unavailable for comment.

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