TYRONE Berry has been released by York City after failing to make a senior appearance for the club during his six-week stay on non-contract terms.

The former Crystal Palace and Grays winger made the first-team bench twice – against Gateshead in the league and Cambridge United in the FA Cup – but was an unused substitute on both occasions.

His recent opportunities have also been limited by a hamstring injury.

Commenting on Berry’s departure, City boss Martin Foyle said: “Tyrone has been a bit unfortunate. We’ve had two or three behind-closed-doors games and he did all right in a couple.

“He wasn’t poor by any means, but he picked up a hamstring strain and we’re not in a position to carry anybody. I know that’s ruthless, but we need to make sure we have the room to bring the right people in if we need to during the January transfer window."

First-year professional striker Michael Emmerson, meanwhile, has been loaned out to UniBond League premier division outfit Ossett Town to further his football education.

Foyle added: “Emmo has gone to Ossett for a month and, after that, we will be looking to get him out again. He needs to play men’s football and knows where he stands."

The City boss is also hoping to finalise a permanent transfer to Tamworth for Simon Russell, who has spent the last three months on loan with the Lambs.

But the future of fellow winger Craig Nelthorpe, who is due back at Bootham Crescent on New Year’s Day following his loan spell from Barrow, is yet to be discussed.

Foyle said: “We have virtually agreed things with Tamworth over Simon Russell, but I haven’t spoken to Craig Nelthorpe and David Bayliss at Barrow yet. One or two more might go out on loan during January so we can get a couple more players in and we also need to keep everybody fit."

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