MIDFIELDER Mitch Ward will not be in York City's squad for tomorrow's trip to Doncaster after allegedly walking out on the team before Tuesday's home game with Yeovil Town.

Ward was seen driving away from Bootham Crescent and it is believed that the reason for his early departure was because he did not want to sit on the substitutes bench.

Player-boss Chris Brass confirmed that the former Everton and Sheffield United player would not take any part in proceedings at Belle Vue and said: "The matter is being dealt with internally and until it's resolved I can't really say any more."

Ward declined to make a comment about the situation.

Updated: 10:55 Friday, April 23, 2004