YORK City will make a decision over the future of on-loan striker Carlton Morris following the home game with Dagenham & Redbridge.

The Norwich forward's two-month spell at Bootham Crescent will lapse after the weekend when Wilcox will then ponder what areas of the team are priorities for strengthening.

City currently have five loan players on their roster - the maximum allowed in any matchday squad - with Wilcox also hoping to bring Diego De Girolamo back from Sheffield United on the same basis next week.

Morris is yet to net during seven outings for the Minstermen - all as a substitute - with Wilcox adding: "Carlton Morris is up after the weekend and we will decide what to do next after that.

"It might depend on what we need and whether we want somebody in a different area of the pitch, but he's been great whilst he's been here. He's not started any matches but he's not shown any frustration and, while he's still developing, you can see he is going to become a good player because he has all the attributes."

Wilcox has admitted, meanwhile, that his decision not to add to his ranks before the transfer window closed this week was partly down to holding out for De Girolamo and also due to the scarcity of players available for permanent moves.

Disregarding loan deals, 11 players moved to League Two clubs during Monday's deadline day and Wilcox said: "It was a difficult window and all the managers have said that.

"We made inquiries for a few but we are still waiting on Diego. Nigel Clough has been in contact and a decision will be made in the next few days - hopefully when the loan window reopens on Monday.

"There weren't many players available to sign permanently. I also don't want six or seven loan signings and players sitting in the stand.

"Cheltenham did quite a bit of business and they've got a lot of loan players now, so it will be interesting to see where they go with that. I understand the need to freshen up, but I don't think we're far away and it's also important not to panic."

Wilcox could consider other players who have found themselves without employers following the closing of the transfer window.

"We might have to look at the unattached market," he revealed.