York City striker Clayton Donaldson has once more been overlooked for the final England National Game XI squad.

Donaldson, 22, was named in Barnet boss Paul Fairclough's provisional squad for the Four Nations Tournament against non-League representative sides from Scotland, Wales and Ireland, which will take place in Sussex between May 23 and May 27.

But the former Hull City striker, who has been named in previous provisional squads but never survived the final cut, has missed out again on making his debut for the under-23 non-League side even though former KitKat Crescent team-mate Andy Bishop has withdrawn from the squad.

Bishop had originally been named by Fairclough because his move to Football League outfit Bury would not technically be completed until after the tournament.

But the FA announced 24 hours later that Bishop had been withdrawn, citing a slight hamstring injury as the reason.

Grays Athletic forward Dennis Oli - a scorer in the Essex side's FA Trophy final victory over Woking on Sunday - then received the nod over Donaldson as Bishop's replacement.

Donaldson netted 18 times last season compared to Oli's return of 12 for the Conference play-off semi-finalists.

City skipper Emmanuel Panther has not been included in the Scotland squad either.

Meanwhile, the Minstermen's community and communications officer, Sophie McGill, has given assurances that the £29,000, raised last season by the Centre of Excellence's Youth Development Fund and transferred into the club's accounts at the board's request will not be used for any other purpose.

She said: "This coming season will see the loss of Grant Aid funding for the youth policy due to the club's continued Conference League status.

"As the club will now have to fund the youth programme in full, it has requested that income from fundraising is paid into the club's bank account so York City have control and a full understanding of youth funds next season. The club would like to stress that all monies would remain ring-fenced and used only for youth development operations."

City have also announced that season ticket application forms are now available from York Library, Tourist Information Centre and selected newsagents, shops and Post Offices.

England cold-shoulder city ace again, but he's popular at York

POPULAR City striker Clayton Donaldson may not be able to break into the non-League England side but fans reckon he is the one to watch at Kit-Kat Crescent.

After being voted Clubman of the Year by York City supporters, Donaldson received an extra award recently.

In addition to winning the prestigious Billy Fenton Memorial Trophy, the striker also received a Montblanc watch courtesy of Montblanc and their trade partner Bradleys Jewellers of St Helens Square, York.

Updated: 11:51 Thursday, May 18, 2006