SOUTH Africa’s Football Association are running the rule over Alex and Max McMillan – the sons of York City legend Andy.

The pair were both born and raised in York but qualify to represent Bafana Bafana through their Bloemfontein-born father and grandad Trevor McMillan, who used to coach Pretoria Callies.

Alex, 18, completed his apprenticeship with League Two Grimsby Town last season, having previously been on the Minstermen’s books as a scholar.

A right back – like his dad who is second on City’s all-time appearances list behind Barry Jackson - Alex made the bench for the Mariners in the Football League Trophy against Sunderland under-21s in 2017/18.

He also teed up a goal during Grimsby reserves’ 2-1 Central League triumph over their Minstermen counterparts in January.

Having left Blundell Park, Alex is now being considered for a move to the ABSA Premiership – South Africa’s top flight – as well as the country’s international youth teams and is also attracting interest from clubs in Sweden and Poland.

Max is a 15-year-old striker preparing for his last season with the academy at Leeds United, but will is also being earmarked for the Championship outfit’s youth team next term.

The South African FA have been made aware of the McMillan brothers’ eligibility through the country’s Siyavuma Sports Professional Management Group, whose England-based partners the Base Soccer Agency look after both teenagers as clients.

Current South African internationals Siyanda Xulu and Keagan Dolly, along with former defender Matthew Booth, are both on the Siyavuma Sports Group’s books and a spokesperson for the company said: “It was brought to our attention that both Alex and Max qualify for South Africa and it’s something we’re looking at.

“Max is doing really well at Leeds United and is a strong striker. Alex is a very good up-and-down right back that’s just done his two years at Grimsby while playing for the reserves, as well as training with the first team and we may look at an opportunity for him to come and play in the PSL (South Africa’s Premier League) now that he’s 18 and can move.”