TOM ALLAN and Harry Spratt have gone out on loan to Scarborough Athletic - but Wes York could be staying put for now.

York City confirmed today the centre-back pairing would join the Northern Premier League premier division outfit for a month.

Manager Steve Watson is reluctant to send attacker York out, meanwhile, until the future of Kurt Willoughby is more certain.

Willoughby has scored three times in three games for City, while parent club AFC Fylde are winless in 10 National League outings.

If York were sent out on loan, there is the risk that Fylde boss Jim Bentley could recall Willoughby after his month is up, which would leave the title-chasing Minstermen short up top going into a vital final 12 games.

The 26-year-old York went out on loan to Brackley Town from early October to the turn of the new year, scoring three times in seven league appearances.

Asked about the possibility of York being sent back out for more game time, Watson said: "Probably not because we don't know the scenario with Kurt yet.

"When we know where we are with (Willoughby) and have a bit more certainty, we might think about doing that."

Spratt is currently on loan with Scarborough, having gone out on a youth loan deal, and has extended his stay, whereas Allan was expected to join up with the Seadogs on Thursday.

The 20-year-old former Manchester United youngster has made seven appearances for York. City have gone unbeaten in the four games he has started.

He made his league debut in the high-octane goalless draw at Guiseley and had his most recent outing in the starting 11 in the 3-0 home win over King's Lynn Town.

Allan has played twice for City this season, both times in FA Cup wins, at Irlam and Buxton.

He made a total of 18 loan appearances for Farsley Celtic over two stints earlier in the season. He scored three goals in that time.

Both deals are subject to FA and National League approval.

Otherwise, Watson has confirmed that City were looking replete in midweek, though they may be waiting on a couple of players as the weekend approaches.

"We had a full squad in training (on Thursday)," he said.

"For two or three it was their first day back so we'll see how they respond."

Barring a change in loan circumstances, Saturday's meeting with Kidderminster Harriers at Aggborough will be the final game of Willoughby's short stint with City.

On the prospect of keeping Willoughby beyond the end of the month, Watson added: "Obviously from our point of view, it's a no-brainer.

"We would love to keep him until the end of the season, but when it comes to things like this, it's completely out of our hands.

"I've expressed my interest to Jim. He's a great bloke and communicates well with us but he hasn't been able to give us an answer yet.

"It's always difficult if you've got a player scoring goals when you're not scoring regularly in the team.

"We're hoping for the best but we have to prepare for the worst."