JOSH Carson will play no further part in York City’s season due to a broken foot.

The Northern Ireland international sustained a fracture in his fifth metatarsal bone during the latter stages of Saturday’s 1-1 home draw with Accrington Stanley and will now return to parent club Ipswich Town with this week also marking the end of his initial 28-day loan spell at Bootham Crescent.

Carson has impressed during his five outings for the Minstermen, displaying his versatility by playing on both wings, in midfield and even at left-back.

On his loss, City boss Nigel Worthington said: “He was enjoying it here and it’s a blow to lose him because he was doing a good job but it’s got to be a case of onwards and upwards and an opportunity for somebody else.

“He was injured in a tackle around the 80th minute but only felt it afterwards and we’ve since learned there’s a fracture, which is disappointing but that’s football.”

The Minstermen are also waiting to discover the extent of damage to David McGurk’s calf after he limped out of the action at the interval against Accrington.

Worthington added: “The swelling has come down but he’s still tender there and we will be seeing what he’s like towards the end of the week but we will be giving David every opportunity to make the trip before we identify what personnel we might need in what positions.”

Meanwhile, City’s relegation rivals Aldershot are expected to still be without top scorer Danny Hylton and first-choice goalkeeper Jamie Young for tonight’s tough trip to Port Vale.

Hylton (knee) and Young (groin) both remain doubtful due to injury with crocked utility man Aaron Morris definitely sidelined by cruciate knee ligament damage.

The Shots, who have two games in hand on the Minstermen, will climb off the bottom of League Two and out of the relegation zone if they can collect an unlikely three points at Vale Park this evening.

Andy Scott’s men have not won on their travels since New Year’s Day – a run encompassing eight fixtures.

Vale, who need two wins from their last four games to guarantee automatic promotion, are likely to name the same side that thrashed fellow high-fliers Burton 7-1 on Friday night.

Ashley Vincent (ankle) and Rob Taylor (Achilles) are their only injury concerns.