Jon Parkin has revealed he turned down offers from Vanarama National League clubs to remain at York City for the 2017/18 season writes Tom Feaheny.
After scoring 15 goals for the Minstermen, there was speculation about the future of the big striker. Parkin though made it clear he wanted to stay at the side despite their relegation.
“I’ve had other offers in higher leagues, with a bit more money involved but I’ve enjoyed my time here and I didn’t want to go.
“I’m glad to get it sorted, it was in my contract if we stayed up I’d have stayed anyway. I know we didn’t but I’ve enjoyed my time here.”
Next season will be the first time the forward has played at the Vanarama National League North level. Parkin told the clubs website it is something he is looking forward to.
“It’s a new challenge being in the National League North, there will be different pitches to play on. You are there to do a job and that’s what I’ll do.”
The Minstermen have one more game to play before the end of the season as they face Macclesfield Town in the FA Trophy final. Parkin believes it will be an important match as they look to gain momenum ahead of next season.
“I’m hoping we can win the game and start the rebuilding for next year. I hope the fans can enjoy the day and the occasion.”