DANIEL PARSLOW has assured those who have committed to buying tickets for his benefit year dinner that the event will go ahead “as soon as it’s safe”.

The former York City defender was granted a benefit year by the club following his retirement from professional football with a concussion injury sustained against Hereford in 2019.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, celebrations have had to be put on the back-burner, with a tribute dinner - originally planned for March 26 - still on the shelf.

Parslow - who became a father earlier this year - is confident in getting the event off the ground and has thanked supporters for their patience.

“The benefit year came to a grinding halt, really,” the three-time Clubman of the Year said.

“We were still able to carry on with the golf day in July - that was great.

“Social-distancing rules were in place so there were things we couldn’t do, like touch the flags, but the main thing was that we were able to gather and have a good day.

“We’re yet to get a new date for for the dinner. Everybody who has committed to buying tickets has been so patient and very understanding.

“We’re still keen to make the event happen, and as soon as it’s safe to do so, we will.

“It’s just a matter of liaising with York Racecourse.

“Government guidelines are changing all the time so we’re afraid to commit too soon and have to cancel again.

“Until there are clear signs that hospitality can accommodate 200 people in a room them we’ll just have to hold fire.

“But I want to thank everybody for being so understanding and hopefully we’ll have good news soon and we can all celebrate at the Racecourse.”