DAN PARSLOW'S long-awaited Benefit Year tribute dinner is set to go ahead next month.

Originally scheduled for March last year, the event was indefinitely postponed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The dinner is now set for Thursday, November 11 in the Ebor Suite at York Racecourse, starting at 7pm.

Past players, fans and friends will be there to look back at Parslow's career, which came to an abrupt halt following a head injury sustained in 2019.

There will be a particular focus on the 'Wembley twice in a week' period in 2012, when Parslow and City lifted the FA Trophy at the national stadium before going back down to win promotion to the Football League.

"Some familiar faces" from that squad will be in attendance for a chat, as well as players from further back, and Parslow is hoping to secure a "high-profile" compere.

Around 170 people are going. The Ebor Suite can host in excess of 200 people.

Tickets are still available for £50, which buys a welcome drink, a three-course meal, and tea and coffee.

There is also going to be a raffle and auction.

Money raised is going to head injury charity Headway "and the fantastic work they do," Parslow said.

Parslow also made it clear that the event will be respectful of social distancing measures.

"It should be a safe and enjoyable evening," he said.

"It's been a long time coming with the way of the world these last 18 months.

"We've had to be patient and wait for restrictions to lift.

"It wasn't quite 'now or never' but there is always going to be reservations about people gathering but with restaurants and shops open, we decided to put it on.

"We're fortunate that most of those who committed first time around are able to attend - I'd say about 90 per cent.

"There are still tickets available.

"I'd love to see York City fans there. It's a great opportunity to catch up and share memories."

Lots of past players have "half-committed" as they are coming from around the country for a Thursday night event.

"It's not just supported by ex-team-mates but York City players in general," Parslow added.

"There are many ex-players coming from years further back.

"It's a chance for fans to chat with their heroes who they watched years ago.

"There's a good mix of recent and past players."

For tickets, email parslowdinner@gmail.com or message the Daniel Parslow Benefit Year Facebook group.