WINGER David McDermott has been released by York City after failing to start a senior match, writes Dave Flett.

Ex-Kidderminster midfielder McDermott was signed by the club after a promising pre-season trial, but has only managed four substitute appearances.

He last featured during Martin Foyle’s final game in charge – the 5-0 mauling at Mansfield – but his City career only amounted to 95 minutes from the bench.

McDermott’s departure has paved the way for new striker David Dowson on the wage bill, with caretaker manager Andy Porter saying: “He was on a month-to-month contract here and, while some people say he did not have the chances in the team, we felt he just did not perform enough to take him on for another month.

“We have to make changes and need to look at kicking things on, so we brought Dowson in instead to get something different up front.”