YORK City are considering a move for ex-Tranmere and Bristol Rovers winger Adam Dawson after he scored for the reserves during a 3-1 defeat to Rotherham today.

Dawson, 25, has recently left National League outfit Tranmere and scored a spectacular free kick for the Minstermen in this afternoon’s Central League North contest.

The Bury-born attacker was previously on the books of his home-town club, as well as Liverpool for two years, before becoming a professional at Wigan.

He could not break into the then Premier League outfit’s first team and, after spells with Accrington, Bacup Borough, Barrow and Nelson, he earned a move to Leicester City in 2013.

Dawson was again overlooked for senior outings at Leicester where, following two years of loan spells with Notts County, Nuneaton, Bristol Rovers and Kidderminster, he moved on to Tranmere.

He went on to enjoy a second spell at Nuneaton and a brief stay with Eastleigh before returning to the Wirral in the summer, but his only first-team appearances this term came during a two-game loan spell under then Darlington manager Martin Gray before the latter’s switch to Bootham Crescent.

The Minstermen put in an improved display at Rotherham, following last week’s 7-1 thrashing at Walsall, with Aaron Haswell and Aidan Connolly both hitting the frame of the goal before the hosts grabbed a contentious third goal late on.

Connolly and Dawson were two of seven City players boasting first-team experience, with the others Luke Simpson, Connor Smith, Sam Muggleton, Alex Whittle and Tyler Walton.

City chief Martin Gray was at the game and youth-team manager Steve Torpey, who was in charge for the fixture, said: “We scored a sublime goal and I thought we were excellent.

“We played with a good tempo and played some good one and two-touch football. The few extra pros helped massively, but the attitude and application was also spot on.

“That couldn’t be questioned in this game and the players provided the manager with food for thought for this weekend and the future.”

Left-back Whittle, meanwhile, played in the centre of midfield at Gray’s request with Torpey adding: “The manager decided to play him in there and it was a different type of game for him because he had to play with his back to goal instead of having everything in front of him, but I thought he did well.”

Smith has returned from his loan spell at Whitby and was employed at right back, while Theo Wharton played no part, having joined up with the Saint Kitts and Nevis squad on international duty, which will mean he is unavailable for City’s National League North clash at Boston this weekend.

Centre-back Jassem Sukar did not feature either, with Torpey pointing out: “I don’t know what the situation is with Sukur. I was just told the team that would be playing.”