YORK City stalwart Dan Parslow has confirmed he won’t be receiving a new deal from the club.

The out-of-contract 33-year-old defender, who will leave Bootham Crescent sitting tenth on the Minstermen’s all-time appearances list with 383 outings, has been welcomed back for pre-season training but been told that his services will not be retained for the 2019/20 campaign.

Parslow is the only City player to have won the Billy Fenton Memorial Trophy Clubman of the Year three times in 2009, 2011 and 2013, but he has been unable to train or play since suffering severe concussion during his only game under Steve Watson – the 2-1 home defeat to Hereford back on February 5. Commenting on his departure, the ex-Wales under-21 international said: “The gaffer has said I will always be welcome to go back to the club and use the facilities to make sure I can get fit if needed in pre-season, which I am grateful for, but he has told me there will be no contract offer and that’s football.

“Injuries happen and mine wasn’t the manager’s fault or my fault. It just came at a time when I was hoping to earn the manager’s trust by staying in the team and, hopefully, doing enough to merit a new contract, but time has run out for me.

“The gaffer has had a very honest chat with me. He’s got his targets and managers always look to recruit players they can trust.

“We’ve seen that with him bringing Paddy McLaughlin back to the club and getting Scott Burgess in. The same also applied to me when Gary Mills brought me back to York.

“Trust goes a long way in football both for the manager and a player because, if you know you’ve got the trust of the manager, it gives you belief in your ability.”