YORK City’s new loan signing Alex Pattison is hoping to showcase his talents at Bootham Crescent and earn a move to a Football League club next month.

Pattison, 20, is set to feature during Saturday’s FA Trophy first round tie at Kidderminster Harriers having agreed a switch to the Minstermen on youth terms.

That means he will still be able to play for Boro’s under-23 side during his time with City and the Darlington-born midfielder has admitted he is targeting a chance at a club higher in the football pyramid during the second half of the campaign.

Speaking to City’s official website, Pattison said: “I’ve come for a month to try and get some games and then maybe get a League club in January. I want to get out and play in the League and want to use this as a platform really.”

Pattison could be one of two City midfield debutants at Aggborough, with Sean McAllister in line to start, having missed out last weekend when the National League North trip to Telford was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Former skipper Simon Heslop, meanwhile, will be available for selection as well following his return from a one-month loan spell at Eastleigh.

Heslop, 30, made five appearances for the National League Spitfires and scored during last month’s 3-3 draw against Halifax Town.

A recall for Heslop would seem unlikely, though, with City chief Martin Gray having previously suggested that the former Huntington School pupil does not want to play for his home-town club any more.

Admission for the Trophy tie is pay on the day only with the cost £12 for adults, £6 for concessions and £1 for under-16s.

Kidderminster are also offering festive pre-match hospitality for just £15 per person on top of the admission price.

The package consists of a three-course Christmas lunch with all the traditional trimmings, a match programme, car parking and plenty more.

Anyone interested in booking, should contact Helen by phone on 01562 8232931 or by e-mailing info@harriers.co.uk The winners of Saturday’s game will receive £6,000 from the FA prize fund and go on to play in the second round on January 13.

If City progress, the National League North home match with Bradford Park Avenue, scheduled for that date, would then need to be rearranged.

Park Avenue have been knocked out of the competition, along with the opponents City have been paired with for the dates of the third round (Tamworth away on February 3), quarter-final (Alfreton at home on February 24) and semi-final first leg (Southport at home on March 17).