YORK City are looking to bolster their attacking options having loaned striker Macaulay Langstaff to National League North neighbours Bradford Park Avenue.

Langstaff, 22, has agreed a one-month switch to the Horsfall Stadium, having failed to make the last three Minstermen matchday squads.

He has netted five goals in 28 appearances this term but has not hit the target in any of his last 13 outings since the 2-1 defeat at Telford on October 27.

Langstaff remains the club’s joint-second top scorer this season with Jake Wright, but both players are well short of leading marksman Jordan Burrow’s 17-goal haul.

The former Northern League frontman joined Gateshead in February 2017 and made five appearances for the north-east outfit, where he plied his trade under current City boss Steve Watson last season.

Watson also loaned him out to Blyth Spartans in 2017/18 but had been preparing to offer Langstaff a new deal at the end of last term before he followed Russ Penn, Burrow and Wes York from the International Athletics Stadium to North Yorkshire in the summer.

The ex-Billingham Synthonia attacker started Watson’s first match in charge – the 3-1 loss at Stockport – before being introduced off the bench in the next game when City were defeated 4-1 at home by Chorley.

But Burrow, Alex Kempster, York and Jon Parkin have all moved above Langstaff in the pecking order for striking places since with Watson reasoning: "There are a number of players ahead of Macaulay in the squad and you can only have five substitutes.

“I know about him and I rated him at Gateshead where I would have offered him a new deal. I am currently looking to bring in another striker or attacking player, so it is more beneficial if Macaulay is out there getting games.

"I hope that he comes back to us full of confidence for the last month of the season and gets back in our team. However, for now, a loan move is beneficial to both parties."