DANIEL Parslow will keep the York City captaincy for the new Blue Square Premier season, manager Martin Foyle has confirmed.

The former Welsh Under-21 ace retains the armband he won from Mark Greaves and David McGurk last term – and Foyle is certain he will “lead by example”.

Parslow, The Press Player of the Year, enjoyed a good season at the heart of the Minstermen defence last year and led the club out at Wembley in the FA Trophy final.

“I saw no reason to change anything,” Foyle said. “He’s a super lad and he’s as honest as the day is long. You need those types of players. He leads by example.

“He’s a decent player but he’s like any other of the 11.”

Parslow was delighted to get the nod.

“I took over half way through the season. I was obviously hoping to get the call again and it is nice to be told you are going to lead out the team again,” he said.

“I will continue to give it my all. It’s a proud moment, it feels good. I just need to keep giving my all and lead by example.”

Meanwhile, Foyle said he had spoken to Michael Rankine, Michael Ingham, Craig Nelthorpe and Michael Gash, along with the rest of the squad, about the incident which saw them arrested after a night out in the early hours of Sunday morning and said the players had all trained yesterday.

He reiterated the matter would be dealt with internally. “We’ve had a chat with the whole group and they know exactly how I feel,” he added. “A lot of it has been blown out of proportion and we are all champing at the bit (to start the season).

“I can’t wait to get going. I am here for the football. It will all be dealt with internally. They have got to take it on the chin.”

Foyle is still waiting to learn whether Nelthorpe will be suspended for Saturday’s season opener at Oxford United following his sending off during the 3-1 defeat at AFC Halifax.

Nelthorpe was one of a number of first team players including Gash, Djoumin Sangare, Andy McWilliams, James Meredith, Simon Russell and Richard Pacquette playing in a behind closed doors match against Pickering Town last night.

“It’s more match practice and I’m very pleased they agreed to come,” Foyle added. “When you come to the last seven to ten days the players know the season is around the corner and they are keeping out of things a bit.

“They all want to be involved in the first 16. The start of a new season is what we look forward to and hopefully we can gel quickly. The players have been spot on.

“We need them to gel together. We've conceded some soft goals and we have gone through the video.”