Bishop of York snubs Shakers
By Stephen Bateman
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
York City striker Andy Bishop turned down the chance of a deadline day move to Bury.
York City striker Andy Bishop turned down a deadline day move to Bury, it has emerged.
Conference rivals Halifax Town also enquired about the 14-goal hitman, but their subsequent offer was deemed unacceptable by Minstermen boss Billy McEwan.
Bishop has been attracting plenty of interest in recent months, with Barnet manager Paul Fairclough also known to be a keen admirer of the 23-year-old.
Bishop's contract is set to expire during the summer and several clubs are expected to join the scramble for his signature.
McEwan told the York Evening Press: "We had inquiries from Bury and Halifax. Bury made an offer and Halifax also put a small one in.
"He went to speak to Bury but could not agree terms and he did not talk to Halifax."
Meanwhile, midfielder Stephen Thomas is training at KitKat Crescent after being released by Darlington.
McKinley is keen to assess the Welshman's fitness before considering the possibility of handing him a permanent deal.