STUART McCall is ready to push through a deal for Gordon Greer.

City were impressed with the centre half’s contribution during the club’s training camp in Austria.

The 36-year-old free agent also played the first half of Saturday’s 4-1 win at TV Echterdingen.

McCall is keen to pursue his interest in the former Brighton skipper who will offer further nous to City’s back four.

McCall said: “We’ll discuss certain things and see where we go from that. But Gordon couldn’t have done any more.

“He’s been what I thought he was, vocal, organised and experienced.

“He’s mixed in well with all the lads and was strong in all the running. He was up there fitness-wise.

“Saturday was never going to be a game where we were able to judge him.

“But there are also pluses you can pick up on, like how he’s talking to the lads and organising them.

“He’s strong in the air at 6ft 3in and also very composed on the ball.

“You can hear that he is vocal and that’s a key thing for us, especially with some new youngish boys in there. He did everything we asked of him.”

City came from behind to beat the team from the seventh tier in Germany. Timothee Dieng, Shay McCartan, Omari Patrick and Dan Pybus all scored in front of a crowd swelled by several hundred away fans.

McCall was pleased to put on a show for them at the end of a productive training programme in Austria.

“We’ve been improving the level all week so we didn’t want to finish on a downer,” he added. “It was a bit of a carnival atmosphere with all our fans.

“The length of the grass stopped us being as sharp as we have been in training. But there was still a lot of decent stuff.

“You never get carried away with results in pre-season. You’re looking at individual performances and there were some good ones. I’ve been happy with how we did in the camp.

“As a staff, we’ve been really pleased with the improvement this week. You can see things coming together and little partnerships – Lawsy (Nicky Law) and Adam Chicksen look like they can have a great relationship on the left like he did with Mezza (James Meredith).

“We’ve got a lot of pace in the team but we’ve got to be careful we don’t get to the stage where we just launch balls forward and chase it.

“We still need to play through teams as we like to do.”

Charlie Wyke was left out as a precaution because of a sore hamstring. But he will be involved in one of this week’s friendlies against Guiseley and Eccleshill.