YORK City Supporters’ Trust will stage a charity testimonial match for departing defender Dan Parslow next spring.

The 33-year-old defender left the Minstermen last month following the expiry of his contract at Bootham Crescent.

Parslow is tenth on the club’s all-time appearances’ list having played 383 times during two separate spells, but managing director Steve Kilmartin has confirmed to The Press that there are no plans to hold a benefit match in his honour as he didn’t complete ten years of unbroken service as a City player.

The Trust, who organised a Legends match at Tadcaster Albion last summer, are now planning another game to recognise the Conference promotion and three-time Wembley winner’s contributions to the club.

Trust chairman Mike Brown said: “The Supporters’ Trust is extremely disappointed to hear that the club board have decided not to host a testimonial match for Daniel Parslow. With more than 300 appearances spanning the past 13 years, including the famous Wembley twice appearances, we can’t think of a more deserving and popular player in the club’s recent history.

"The Trust has been speaking with Dan over the past couple of weeks and have committed to organising a charity testimonial match and family fun day next Spring. We are also exploring several other ways we can thank him for his long service to our football club and further details will be announced shortly.”

The first of those events will be an Evening with Dan Parslow and former City team-mate Darren Kelly, which the Trust will hold at Acomb Conservative Club on June 28, starting at 7.30pm.