YORK City manager Martin Foyle is ready to recruit goalkeeper David Knight for the new season.

Foyle is also waiting to hear whether Knight’s fellow trialist former Kidderminster winger David McDermott will accept the Bootham Crescent contract he has been offered.

Leeds United and ex-England under-18 right-back Liam Darville will not be joining the Minstermen ranks just yet, though, despite being named the sponsors’ man of the match after a determined display in Saturday’s 1-0 home victory over Morecambe.

McDermott scored the only goal of the game in City’s first pre-season win, while Knight kept a clean sheet after replacing Michael Ingham at half-time.

Former Darlington and Swansea stopper Knight is currently contracted to Histon but is expected to be made available to City on a season-long loan basis.

On the three trialists, Foyle said: “David McDermott’s been offered a contract and we are waiting to see what happens. Hopefully, he will sign and can make a difference.

“David Knight’s looked steady, agile and has a safe pair of hands. He could be a bit louder but sometimes, when you are new to a club, that can be difficult so, hopefully, we can tie something up there.

“Liam Darville gave us a lively display on Saturday. He’s a 19-year-old boy who still has another year at Leeds, but hasn’t been playing football so we’ve taken the chance to have a look at him because we haven’t got a great scouting system and he’s done very, very well.

“If the need for a loan materialises through the season he will be top of my list. For now, Duane (Courtney) has been struggling with a knee problem but should be fit for tomorrow and looked really good in training at the end of last week.”

Chris Carruthers is also expected to return for tomorrow’s home match with Scunthorpe, along with Michael Rankine, who made a late withdrawal from Saturday’s match with a sore Achilles.

Summer signing Greg Young, meanwhile, is hoping to be fit after limping out of the action in the 28th minute against Morecambe as he continues to suffer from deep bruising in his heel.

But fellow centre-back David McGurk completed 45 minutes in his first match back after a calf injury.

Foyle added: “Greg’s heel is still a bit sore and will need another injection. Dave McGurk was shattered but did very well in his first half back.”

The City chief also praised his team’s display, but reasoned that the final margin of victory should have been bigger.

He said: “I was delighted with the performance, although more so with the first half than the second when there were some tired legs. It was nice to keep a clean sheet and score a goal but, on another day, we could have scored four or five with the chances we had and we’ve just got to tidy up on our final pass, cross and shot but there were lots of positives.

“We are two weeks into pre-season now and we will be looking to really pick things up.”