YORK City defender Daniel Parslow has joined Conference side Grimsby Town on a month's loan.

The 29-year-old, who has only ever played for the Minstermen in a career spanning 316 games, has joined the Blundell Park outfit in a bid to build up his match fitness.

Parslow returned to action, after recovering from cruciate ligament damage, in City's final pre-season game against Sheffield United.

But he has not stepped on to the pitch in competitive action since, and wasn't even in the squad for Tuesday night's 0-0 draw with Luton Town.

That lack of action saw York manager Nigel Worthington declare last week that he would allow Parslow to go on loan in a bid to pick up some games.

He had ruled out the option of Parslow spending some time at a rival League Two outfit.

Parslow will join up with former Minstermen team-mates Patrick McLaughlin, Chris Doig, Scott Brown and Craig Clay.

Grimsby are currently 13th in the Conference.