WELSH non-League international Danny Parslow is determined to become a permanent fixture in the York City team next season.

The Minstermen have exercised an option in Parslow's contract to extend his KitKat Crescent stay by a further year and the former Cardiff defender is targeting more appearances during 2007/2008.

Parslow ended the season in the heart of City's defence, playing in the team's last seven games but he was restricted to 23 starts in total and lost his place to David McGurk, Jason Goodliffe and Janos Kovacs at different stages of the campaign.

Since his club's play-off defeat to Morecambe, Parslow has represented Wales at the Four Nations Tournament in Scotland but is now looking to lay down roots in his adopted country.

The 21-year-old centre-back spent last season in rented accommodation but, with the offer of a new deal, has plans to buy an apartment in Leeds as he hopes to further his career under City boss Billy McEwan.

He said: "I was in and out of the team last season and it would be nice to be a bit more consistent and become an established player at the club by doing the business on the pitch and not being left out. There's been a bit of a clear-out and a lot of players have gone so it's a nice feeling knowing that you are wanted and hopefully I will play more games next season."

Despite the theory that releasing eight members of last season's squad could lead to a disruption in continuity, Parslow also feels the club can adjust to an influx of new players and hit the new campaign running, pointing to last season as proof.

Parslow, who was a new recruit himself when he arrived from Cardiff last August, said: "Getting to the play-offs was a pretty good achievement for a bunch of boys thrown together and quite a few new faces will be coming in again so there's no reason why we can't do a bit better. We've still got a strong core but we need to have quality cover in every position otherwise the team suffers when injuries and suspensions kick in."

The 6ft defender does believe, however, that the retention of most of the Minstermen's back-line could prove crucial with the club keeping 22 clean sheets - nine with Parslow in the side - last season.

Goalkeeper Tom Evans, right-backs Darren Craddock and Ben Purkiss and central-defensive partner McGurk have all been offered new deals along with Parslow, who added: "We had the second-best defensive record in the league last season and, even though we defend as a team starting from the front, as a centre-back you pride yourself on clean sheets.

"Now we have all had a season together and Darren Craddock and David McGurk were also with the club the season before and it can only benefit the team when the defenders are used to playing with each other because you get a better understanding."

Parslow started one game against the Republic of Ireland and made two substitute outings in the games with Scotland and England during the Four Nations Tournament.

It was his first taste of international action since representing the under-21 side and he said: "I was a bit disappointed not to play more, especially in the England game which was the deciding game.

"It's a great feeling to represent your country at any level. Your spine tingles as soon as you hear the anthem play and hopefully I will be involved again."