RIGHT-BACK Kallum Griffiths is on his way to York City, according to Spennymoor boss Jason Ainsley.

The long-serving defender has turned down an improved offer at the north-east outfit, where he has spent the last nine years.

Commenting on his departure, Ainsley said: “Unfortunately, Kallum has decided he wishes to go out and play full-time football with York City, which is something we couldn’t offer him at Spennymoor, but I know he leaves the club with a heavy heart. He has been an outstanding servant for this football club.”

Griffiths joined Spennymoor in 2009 and has racked up 389 appearances for the club, as well as 19 goals.

During that time, he has won the Northern League Division One title on four occasions in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, the Durham Challenge Cup in 2012, the JR Cleator Cup in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 and the Northern League Cup and FA Vase in 2013.

Griffiths, 27, was also named Supporters’ Player of the Season during the 2016/17 Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division promotion-winning campaign.

City's only current contracted right-back is Josh Law, but the released Connor Brown was preferred in the position at the end of last season.

Spennymoor, who finished eighth during their first season in National League North, have also offered former on-loan City striker Bradley Fewster a new revised deal.

Fewster found his chances limited at the Brewery Field last season and did not find the net all campaign, with Ainsley adding: “Bradley Fewster has suffered from a lack of opportunities and hasn’t had a run in the team with the way we set up last season. We haven’t taken his option up but have offered him a revised deal, so we will await his decision.”