JOHN McReady is poised to leave York City after being told he has no future at Bootham Crescent.

The 21-year-old former Darlington midfielder has never made the substitutes’ bench for City since Nigel Worthington’s arrival as manager in March and a settlement over the remainder of his contract, which is due to expire at the end of the season, is now being discussed.

After dislocating his shoulder last September, McReady has only made one substitute outing for City – as an 81st-minute replacement during February’s 4-1 home defeat to Morecambe.

McReady now looks set to leave the Minstermen with four first-team substitute outings under his belt, amounting to only 47 minutes of game time.

On McReady’s current situation, City boss Worthington said: “We are looking to come to some sort of agreement with John where both parties will go their own ways. That will be good for him because he needs to get his career going elsewhere.

“I said that I would give him the pre-season with us and I stuck to my word on that but he is not going to force his way into the team and there is no point in holding him back or having a body around the club that is not going to feature. I want everybody in the group pushing for places.”