NIGEL WORTHINGTON is already focusing on other transfer targets after York City missed out on signing former Sunderland midfielder Adam Reed.

The Minstermen boss wasted no time in making inquiries about alternative players after 22-year-old Reed opted to sign a one-year deal with Burton Albion.

“We tried to sign Adam and we would have liked him to come, but he’s made the choice to go to Burton and we wish him all the best,” said Worthington.

“You always have a list of players in each position that you would like to look at. We looked at Adam first because we had him here last season and he did very well for us.

“But we will move on and see what else is out there. We are already making inquiries about players in that area.”

Worthington also confirmed City had expressed an interest in Barnet striker Jake Hyde.

The 22-year-old scored 14 goals in 40 appearances for the Bees last season and Worthington said: “He got goals in League Two.

“We have made our interest in him known to Barnet, but it has not gone any further than that at the moment.”