MARTYN Woolford - York City's latest England C' international - is ignoring all transfer speculation concerning his future.

Following former KitKat Crescent team-mate Nicky Wroe's departure for Torquay, Woolford has also vowed he would never leave the Minstermen for another Blue Square Premier club.

Rushden and Diamonds are among the clubs currently flexing their muscles in the non-League transfer market, but Woolford has suggested he would only look to move on if he was furthering his career by two divisions.

On his return from representing his country in Grenada and Barbados, the 22-year-old winger said: "I've always said I wouldn't leave York for another Conference club. I would be setting my sights higher and probably higher than League Two as well to be honest, but you have to wait and see. I've not heard anything and my sights are fully set on York City.

"I'm looking forward to pre-season and next season and am still planning to be at York. I hear little rumours and I just try and ignore them unless something starts happening.

"That was the case when I played for Frickley and Glasshoughton. You used to hear things and think I'm going but nothing would happen so you learn not to pay any attention."

Woolford is contracted at KitKat Crescent until next summer and, even then, because he would be younger than 24, City would be entitled to a compensation fee should he decide not to sign a new deal with the Minstermen and move to another English club.

Crewe Alexandra, Sheffield United and Doncaster Rovers have previously been linked with last season's The Press Player of the Year but Woolford knows staying with City will also provide him with the opportunity to gain further international recognition.

Woolford impressed during England C's 1-1 draw with Grenada before making way for Stevenage's Mitchell Cole after 67 minutes.

He was also introduced as a substitute for Burton's Shaun Harrad in a 25-minute outing during the 2-0 victory over Barbados.

During seven days in the Caribbean, the England party also enjoyed snorkelling lessons and helped run coaching sessions for youngsters.

The call-up for Woolford came as a pleasant surprise after he had missed out on the team's Four Nations' tournament in Wales a week earlier.

He said: "I was named in the provisional squad for Wales and was a little disappointed when I didn't make the final 16 but then I got a call out of the blue to join up with the team. I only found out the Friday before and had to fly down from Manchester to Gatwick on the Monday.

"Everything was done really professionally and I loved every minute of the trip. It was a great experience and I'm hoping to stay involved now.

"I'd be a bit disappointed if that was my only chance but I'll have to wait and see."

Should City's season kick off in the midst of a heat wave come August 9, Woolford is also unlikely to be unfazed after his Caribbean experience.

"The game against Grenada was at 4pm and I've never played in temperatures like that - it was red hot.

"We played Barbados in the evening when it was a little cooler," he explained.

"They were both full international teams so they were always going to be pretty useful but, even though Grenada were slightly the stronger of the two, I think we would have easily beaten them if it hadn't been so hot."

About his own displays, Woolford added: "I was happy with the way I played against Grenada and was a bit disappointed when the manager fetched me off but he was taking the weather into consideration and trying to give everybody a game. Having played well, I was a bit disappointed not to start against Barbados but was pleased to get another run-out."