NEAL ARDLEY confirmed that York City had been knocked back in their efforts to bring in players, but remain intent on adding to the squad.

York were expecting a busy January with regards to transfer ongoings, but only welcomed attacker Billy Chadwick after City’s efforts for recruiting were stalled due to issues with geographical locations and the personal situations of players.

Ardley confirmed that the recruitment team were continuing to work hard behind-the-scenes, and that conversations remained ongoing with potential players, but that the club weren’t going to be rushed into any panic signings with the Vanarama National League relegation zone dangerously lingering.

“The chairman, the club, have been very supportive,” Ardley admitted.

“We’ve put in offers for players, good offers for players, but whether if it is geographically or because of the player’s own personal situation, we haven’t been able to get them over the line.

“The club have been very supportive, but we’ve signed a lot of players in the Summer and we don’t want to panic buy and get it wrong again.

“Yes, we’re still looking and yes, I believe that we can still get one or two in that might fit what we need, but them conversations are ongoing.

“We are still actively looking for one or two, but if there is no one better than what we have got available, then we won’t sign that one or two.”

Ardley also explained how the Premier League and English Football League’s January transfer window closing could affect the Minstermen, with the City boss admitting that it won’t affect York too much.

“The window has just shut and it takes a week or so for people to look at what options there are, we might be able to pick up on that.

“What it affects is that if you wanted to loan a player from the Premier League, you had to do it in the transfer window.

“Outside of that, it doesn’t affect us too much.

“If we wanted to go and buy a player which somebody wants to sell, them we’re in the position to do that, but it’s got to be the right player.”