ALEX WOODYARD's York City career looks to be coming to an end.

York manager Adam Hinshelwood has held a conversation with Woodyard explaining that he is not in his plans, with the midfielder being allowed a move away, should he be able to find a club before next Thursday's transfer deadline.

Hinshelwood explained that there was currently no truth in rumours linking Woodyard with a switch to fellow Vanarama National League side Woking, but that the 30-year-old could be heading out of the door soon.

“No, no truth in that," Hinshelwood said, denying the Woking rumour.

"We’ve had a chat with Woody and have been quite open and honest, the lads that featured are probably going to feature a bit more than Woody is.

"I’ve got a lot of respect for Woody and the career he has had, the guy he is as he is a good guy in the dressing room.

"We thought it would be respectful to be honest with him and let him know that if he could find something elsewhere then we would be open to it.

"The window closes next Thursday, so if nothing comes of that then I know that Woody would give his own from now until the end-of-the-season."

Hinshelwood went on to explain that there were no new faces currently close to joining the club, but that talks with ongoing, with the City boss keen to see any fresh additions hit the ground running with the Minstermen.

“It’s ongoing, it’s not a case of just going and getting any player at this stage, we need to make sure that our recruitment is very thorough and we bring the right characters into the building at this stage.

"It’s not something we want to rush, we want to take our time with it and if there are any incomings in the next week, they’ve got to be the right people.

“I knew that Marv (Marvin Armstrong) would do that for us and really felt that with the type of player that he is, he would be really suited with how we want to play.

"He’s done well and we need to bring players in that will have that kind of impact, if it does happen."