MONTSERRAT international Junior Mendes will play as a trialist for York City reserves against a Harrogate Town XI at Wetherby Road tonight.

The 33-year-old striker is currently unattached after being released by Aldershot in the summer following a loan spell with Stevenage at the end of last season.

Having started out as a trainee with Chelsea, Mendes also played for St Mirren and Dunfermline in the Scottish Premier and enjoyed other spells south of the border with Mansfield, Huddersfield, Notts County, Northampton, Grimsby and Lincoln.

In 2008, he helped Aldershot finish the season as Conference champions and is hoping to catch City boss Martin Foyle’s eye this evening.

Josh Mimms, Andy McWilliams, Levi Mackin, Adam Smith and want-away winger Craig Nelthorpe will also play for City with Foyle adding: “It’s a chance to keep the whole squad ticking over and we also want to give Junior Mendes a game.

“He’s been training with us for a couple of weeks to get his fitness levels up and the door’s wide open for anybody to come in or go out. He was at Aldershot last season but has been playing for a few semi-pro teams and he’s better than that.

“Once Richard Pacquette joined Michael Gash in the treatment room, we were scratching around a bit and, while we were lucky to get Adam Boyes in, the chance is still there to fill a hole.”

Tonight’s game kicks off at 7.45pm with admission £5 for adults, £3 for OAPs and £2 for under-15s.