Date: 8th May 2018 at 5:24pm
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Wembley-twice winner Patrick McLaughlin could be the next former York City player returning to the club.

Having already brought back one-time skipper Russell Penn, manager Martin Gray is also interested in his recent 27-year-old Gateshead team-mate.

McLaughlin played the full complement of league games for the Tynesiders last season while operating alongside his more senior colleague.

“He’s somebody who has been brought up, like many players we have spoken about,” Gray confirmed to The Press. “We would be interested in him, but it’s not something we’ve been able to do as yet.”

Former Northern Ireland Under-21 international McLaughlin made 88 appearances and scored seventeen goals for the Minstermen during an original stay at Bootham Crescent.

He also includes a spell at Grimsby Town having begun his career with Newcastle United.

Meanwhile, Gray has revealed a competitive playing budget for York next season despite ongoing uncertainty over the club’s ownership, and is hoping to announce further new signings over the coming days.