WIDE men Ryan Mallon and David Pounder look poised to become York City boss Billy McEwan's latest signings.

Both players were present at Monday's photo call and were included in the team picture.

Former Halifax player Mallon and ex-Scarborough man Pounder have been playing for City as trialists during the pre-season programme and manager McEwan said: "We are looking to do something with both of them and will be talking to them this week."

David Stockdale has also signed a new contract to stay at KitKat Crescent.

The 19-year-old goalkeeper is still recovering from a broken foot and will miss the first month of the season, meaning trialist Farhad Afandiyev is still under consideration.

McEwan said: "David Stockdale has got potential and whether he fulfils it is up to him. We are still looking at Faz and want to bring another goalkeeper in."

Former Rotherham United trainee Craig Mudd has been allowed to leave KitKat Crescent after his trial while Halifax Town striker Darren Mansaram is training with the Minstermen this week.

With last season's top scorer Andy Bishop still not in full training following his summer knee operation, McEwan is keen to bolster his attacking options before Saturday's opening game against Crawley Town.

Updated: 09:56 Tuesday, August 09, 2005