YORK City have withdrawn on their deal to hire out Bootham Crescent to Hull City Under 23s.

York announced on Thursday that they were to hire out the club’s former home ground to Hull for the months of February and March.

The move would have seen Hull U23s play four home matches at the ground in their Professional Development League season.

Instead, the youth side played just once at Bootham Crescent, in a 2-0 defeat to Wigan Athletic, on Thursday.

Explaining the decision, the Minstermen said the deal would “bring much needed income into the club”.

However, York have reversed on the deal after fans reacted angrily to the news that the final game at the historic ground would not involve York City.

On Twitter, a York City statement read: “You asked. We listened. We have listened to our supporters and withdrawn Hull City FC’s pitch hire of Bootham Crescent.

“After the devastating impact of the pandemic on the club’s income we had intended to hire Bootham Crescent to Hull City FC for four matches, to bring some much-needed funds to the club, but after receiving feedback from supporters these games will not go ahead.

“Your feedback is noted and valued. Thank you.”