A YORK City fundraising group have set a target of £10,000 which will be used primarily to support the club's player recruitment and team development.

The YCFC Vice Presidents Association have set up a Crowdfunder page which is hoping to financially support the recruitment of players for Steve Watson's first-team squad amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has brought sport around the country to a standstill.

The 200-person group have raised £450,000 since 2003 and their current fundraiser currently stands at £2,350, at the time of writing.

"The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on York City FC has been damaging," the group wrote on their Crowdfunder page.

"Like many other businesses, revenue streams stopped suddenly while running costs continued, which is something no business could have planned for and is difficult to recover from.

"However, we want to remain positive and optimistic for the future and help the club.

"As a group we feel we can try to help by fundraising and also asking supporters to assist our cause.

"It's impossible to predict when, but football will resume eventually and when it does the club will have lost a lot of forecasted revenue.

"We would like to help provide funds, specifically to help the manager begin his preparation for the resumption of the game.

"100 per cent of money raised will be used for the assembly and development of the team.

"We would like to help provide a squad of players that the manager believes is capable of competing with the best."

For more information, visit the YCFC Vice Presidents Association page at: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/york-city-fc-support-fund.