YORK City are set to add another centre-back to their ranks ahead of Tuesday night's clash with Barnet at the LNER Community Stadium (7.45pm).

A one-match suspension to Tyler Cordner and a groin injury to Adam Crookes means York only have one registered centre-back available for the Barnet match.

Sam Sanders and Kevin Joshua are both currently away from the club on loan, meaning Neal Ardley is set to add a new face to the squad ahead of the clash with the Bees.

“We have (held talks)." Ardley confirmed to the Press.

"Tyler Cordner is suspended, he got a yellow card so he’s suspended.

"Crookes has got a tweak in his groin so we’re down to one centre-back, and although (Neil) Coxy is a very good centre-halve, I’m not sure that at the age of 51 he is ready to go into the team, so I need to get some reinforcements.

“We’ve had chats with players about getting them out and getting playing time.

"We’ve talked to other clubs and made them available, and made them and agents aware that they are available.

"It’s a case of watch this space, we’ve started that process because I don’t want to see players unhappy on a Saturday because they’re not in a 16 man squad.

"They don’t want to be unhappy, so we’ll work together to try and solve the problem.”

Ardley also confirmed that Callum Harriott could make an appearance from the bench against Barnet, after returning to training in the back end of last week.

"Callum Harriott has been back in training, last week he was a bit up and down in training but then he’s been training in the back end on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

"He’s trained again today, and although he’s not ready to be starting, I’ll be thinking about if he’s built up enough minutes now to give us something from the bench.

“Jack Stott rolled his ankle a couple of weeks ago, so he’s out at the moment and not training.

“There’s nothing you can do about Jack Stott, he’s stood on the ball and rolled his ankle.

"The only thing you can really try and limit at a club and on a training ground is muscle injuries, and the way you do that is to make sure that between the physios, the sports science team and the manager, you are all on the same page and aren’t over-training or under-training players.

"We’re monitoring their fatigue levels, when to push and when not to, that’s for us and the players part in it is to do all of the programmes that they are given to try and strengthen any weaknesses and we will limit muscle injuries.

"By large, any injuries that the club have got, other than David Stockdale who has got a fracture in his back from landing, he was a hamstring but everyone else, with Ducky’s (Michael Duckworth) achilles and Stott rolling his ankle, they’re not muscle injuries that have come through us not doing things right on the training field."