SECOND-YEAR scholars Flynn McNaughton, Josh Rogerson and Harry Thompson have been offered professional terms at York City.

Striker McNaughton impressed during three substitute appearances for the first team during the final month of the National League North campaign.

Centre-back Rogerson and midfielder Thompson are yet to taste senior action but have featured regularly for the reserves this season.

Should all three players accept their terms, they will join a City squad that currently includes 11 contracted players – Adam Bartlett, Ryan Whitley, Josh Law, Hamza Bencherif, Dan Parslow, David Ferguson, Sean Newton, Simon Heslop, Adriano Moke, Vinnie Steels and Jon Parkin.

Attacking pair Alex Kempster and Louis Almond, whose deals have expired at Bootham Crescent, have been offered new contracts by the club as well.

City chief Martin Gray has also revealed that Kempster and 16-year-old winger Steels have been given instructions on how to build up their strength over the summer period.

“We’ve got Alex and young Vinnie on a programme where they do two days a week with the physio to work on their conditioning to try and give them some upper-body strength,” Gray explained. “We want to make them more powerful, because defenders like to get physical at this level.

“Alex is still learning about that, but he’s someone we quite like.”

City’s other second-year scholars Josh Berry, Aaron Haswell, Noah Jackson, Joe Kemp, Zac Lawrence and Joe Wilton, meanwhile, have all been released by the club.

First-year scholars Nathan Dyer, Aston Harrison, Isaac Overton, and Jake Watson remain at Bootham Crescent and will be returning next season.

The youth team also have two EFL Youth Alliance North East fixtures left to play at Grimsby Town this weekend and at home to Chesterfield on Tuesday.

City’s youngsters currently lie 12th from 13 teams in the table, above bottom club Hartlepool.