Former winger Danny Galbraith has written about his exit from York City twelve months ago as part of his regular online blog series “Life Off The Pitch”.
The 27-year-old ex-Hibernian and Manchester United playmaker describes the current time of year for professional players as including the “dreaded walk to the manager’s office to seek clarity on their future”.
As such he covers his own departure from Bootham Crescent while under the leadership of former boss Gary Mills.
“At my last club, the writing was also on the wall well before official confirmation,” Galbraith wrote in Hired or Fired? on Life Off The Pitch. “I say that lightly though as I was never actually told by the manager that my contract wouldn’t be renewed. On second thought I hope I’m not just late for pre-season training!
“Of course, I am being facetious. I did not require such confirmation, checking my bank balance on the first of the summer months was indication enough that my P45 was imminent.
“If there was however any doubt about my future previously then a disagreement with the manager over the merits of taking the team to his local pub the day before away games put the final nail in my coffin.
“Suffice to say I did not believe in such methodology in an era where professionalism is supposed to be paramount. Or at least that is my view. The fact that we failed to win any of the games where this abnormal activity took place probably underlines this and if there was ever something that summed up that particular season then that was it.”
The Scot made a total 30 appearances and scored twice for York following his arrival from Gillingham in November 2015.
Danny Galbraith scored in his final York home game against Sutton United in October 2016
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