YORK City midfielder Simon Heslop has today joined National League side Eastleigh on a month-long loan.

The 30-year-old had requested a move from Bootham Crescent earlier this month.

He has not featured in the first team since, but had continued to train with the squad.

The York-born midfielder, who moved to Bootham Crescent in June 2016 from Wrexham, has made 17 appearances this term, scoring two goals, but has sat out the last two games.

He told Eastleigh's website: “I’m itching to get going – it’s only initially a one-month loan, but I’m excited to get started.

“This league is all about getting a consistent run going, and I’m sure with the squad assembled, we can give it a go.”