YORK City business development director Rob McGill has become the second board member in as many days to stand down from his role.

McGill’s daughter Sophie announced her decision to leave her position yesterday and the latest departure leaves Jason McGill and Ian McAndrew as the club’s remaining directors. Rob McGill has not revealed the reasons for stepping down but The Press understands that they are not health-related following a minor scare in the New Year and he is now fit and well.

Announcing his decision, McGill said: “I have been a York City supporter for 61 years and have spent ten years on the club board, enjoying some tremendous experiences contributing to the operations of the business.

“I consider my involvement to have been a great honour and privilege. It has clearly been a very tough season for everyone, but I sincerely hope the situation can be turned around and we are back in the Football League soon.

“I also hope the City of York Council will now deliver its promise of the new stadium by 2018, as the club and the supporters have waited long enough. I would like to express my thanks to everyone I have worked with and all the people who have supported me during my time as a director and I look forward to watching York City next season.”

In response, chairman Jason McGill issued a virtual cut-and-paste statement that was identical to that following his sister’s departure, simply replacing the word “contribution” with “commitment and dedication” for his father.

It read: “I would like to thank my father for his commitment and dedication to York City Football Club as a director for the last ten years. We have had both successes and failures during this time, but we must now look to the future and ensure the Club reaches the objectives set out in my recent statement.”