York reject Donaldson bid

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Conference promotion hopefuls York City have rejected a six-figure bid from Accrington for leading goalscorer Clayton Donaldson.

The 22-year-old has enjoyed a fine season thus far this term, with his 18 goals attracting interest from further up the football pyramid.

Peterborough have already had a bid in the region of £100,000 rejected, for a player whose existing contract expires in the summer.

Accrington had hoped to tempt York into a sale with the offer of a significant fee, plus a player, but they have been told categorically that Donaldson is not for sale.

An Accrington club statement read: "The initial five-figure offer, together with a player, was turned down and although Stanley were prepared to move upwards York were clearly intent on keeping the leading Conference goalscorer at the KitKat Crescent."

Wolves, Hibernian and Scunthorpe have all in the past been credited as holding an interest in the former Hull striker.

Meanwhile, winger Joe Jacobson has been allowed to return to parent club Cardiff City following of his loan at The Fraser Eagle Stadium.