ADAM HINSHELWOOD explained the decision-making process behind Tyler Cordner’s loan switch from York City to Ebbsfleet United.

Cordner, 25, completed a season-long loan swap to fellow Vanarama National League outfit Ebbsfleet last week, with the former England C captain moving closer to home after a difficult first season with York.

Hinshelwood confirmed that there were personal reasons behind the loan move, as well as explaining what he expects from the City centre-halve during his stint away.

“There’s no doubt in the ability that Tyler has got, he is an exceptional footballer,” Hinshelwood explained.

“He can really break lines with his passing, but sometimes he has been up here, away from home as he’s from down South, there have been some personal issues.

“He’s had to go back home, his dad has not been in a clean bill of health, so he needs to be close to him.

“We want him to get regular game time, we’ve got some defenders in and didn’t feel that he would potentially get that here.

“We know that if he can get that, get himself fit and playing with confidence again, then we can reap the benefit of that next season.


“As far as I’m concerned, he won’t be able to [play against York]. I’m not sure on the agreement that is in place, I’m sure he wouldn’t be.”

Hinshelwood would go on to give his thoughts on City’s current squad size, which is one of the largest in the National League, and confirmed that the club would have to allow more departures in order to bring in any new faces.

Hinshelwood continued: “We’re probably at a stage now where we need players to go out of the door before any come in, I still think there is a high turnover of four or five that we’ll be looking to get out in some capacity.

“Whether if that is out on loan or a permanent, two or three hopefully there will be room for to come in.

“It’ll give us a squad of potentially 22, with four youngsters that are ready to come and prove themselves as well.

“That’ll be a good number to work from and gives us a lot of options, two players for each position is the ideal that a manager would like.

“We’re still a bit heavy in terms of squad numbers wise, things are moving and hopefully we have a nice settled number to work with tomorrow.

“I’m really pleased with how that has gone.

“We’ve got about 30 or so, we’re just going through the numbers and seeing what it looks like.

“It’s still relatively too big for us, we’ve got four or five promising youngsters in there as well that we’re excited to see with how they get on by being integrated into the group.

“There’s some really exciting players that have come into the building now and I’m really keen to see what they can do.”