YORK City summer signing Phil Turnbull is likely to miss the start of the new season with a suspected disclocated shoulder.

Turnbull, 20, suffered the injury after a heavy early challenge during last night's 1-1 draw at UniBond League outfit Frickley Athletic.

The former Hartlepool midfielder was immediately taken to Pontefract Hospital and his chances of featuring in City's Blue Square Premier curtain-raiser at home to Cambridge United a fortnight on Saturday now look slim.

City trialist Carl Jones was also injured in last night's game and a disappointed Billy McEwan said afterwards: "It was fast and furious at times and some challenges were flying in.

"I'm just disappointed to pick up injuries. Young Turnbull has gone to hospital, which is a blow to us and the player.

"Jones also had to come off with a bit of an ankle injury and that's the last thing we wanted."

Onome Sodje fired City in front after 20 minutes of last night's game, before Craig Laight earned Frickley a draw in the second half, heading past trialist keeper James Lester.

Former Leeds United trainee Lester played the full 90 minutes having previously been on trial at Bournemouth, where he played during a 6-0 defeat against Aldershot reserves in April and was substituted after an hour.

City boss McEwan also gave fellow trialist Tim Chafer - a defender from New Zealand - a second half run out.

Chafer replaced Darren Craddock after 57 minutes with McEwan unhappy about the former Hartlepool right-back's level of effort.

He said: "He's got to play better than that.

"He's been out for a long time with injury and he's got to work harder, otherwise there's no point in playing."

McEwan was pleased with the manner in which 19-year-old Sodje got on the scoresheet for the second successive pre-season match following his brace against Doncaster, but feels the former Charlton Athletic trainee will improve with further guidance.

He said: "He took his goal excellently but he was running away from the goal at times.

"He will score even more if he learns to run towards the goal more, which he will do."

McEwan also praised the performance of wide men Alex Rhodes and Liam Shepherd, who was introduced following Turnbull's departure.

Senior professionals Chris Beardsley, Paul Brayson, Stuart Elliott, Craig Farrell, Alex Meechan and Mark Robinson were rested for last night's match, but will play a full part in Saturday's home game with Bradford City.