YORK City intend to strengthen their ranks with the money raised by Ben Godfrey's move to Norwich.

Godfrey's transfer has banked the Minstermen an undisclosed six-figure sum, believed to be at least £150,000, with further clauses, should they all be met, taking that figure to £1million.

The Canaries also offered City the loan services of a player until the end of the season.

But Bootham Crescent boss Jackie McNamara has turned down that offer, having agreed a deal to recruit Newcastle United defender Lubo Satka next week, which will take the squad's loan quota to five players - the maximum allowed in any matchday squad.

On the unexpected chance to bolster his squad with the Godfrey proceeds, meanwhile, McNamara said: "I think the chairman wants to do that. We're trying to build and that's a big thing, so we'll be looking to see how we can reinvest to make us stronger.

"There has been a lot spent on the squad this season but we've now got some unforeseen money that has come in. We have to focus on whether we look to bring somebody else in to replace Ben in his position and we're considering that, as well as one or two other things, but it's important we do things right and don't just jump into something."

City rejected three bids from Norwich before agreeing a fee for Godfrey, who was twice offered contracts to turn professional with the Minstermen.

Godfrey, who turned 18 today, also attracted interest from West Brom, Middlesbrough, Hull City, Cardiff and Barnsley but has opted to join the Norfolk outfit and signed a three-and-a-half year deal.

With both clubs settling on a fair valuation, that also avoided the price being decided by a tribunal board.

A satisfied McNamara added: "Everything is agreed and sorted and, while we wanted to keep Ben long-term and offered him two contracts, that proved difficult once the speculation started and Norwich came in. The lad's mind was made up and I wish him all the best with the next step of his career.

"There was a chance that it could go to a tribunal but there are a lot of incentives and conditions included in the deal that could make the club more money in years to come."

City's attentions now turn to tomorrow's home game against Newport County with Jake Hyde (groin) the only definite absentee.

Attacking pair Michael Coulson and Emile Sinclair have both returned to training and will be assessed before McNamara finalises his squad.

Loan recruits Ntumba Massanka, Luke Hendrie and Kyle Cameron are also being considered for Minstermen debuts with McNamara declaring: "They are all in contention and we have to decide whether we introduce them from the start or let them have a look at things first, but I must say I'm happy with how the squad is starting to shape up.

"I think we have real options in the final third now, with Michael Coulson coming back, Ntumba Massanka coming in and Kenny McEvoy joining us permanently. We can use different systems and personnel, which can only make us stronger."