Three more City youngsters have gone out on loan.

But they have blocked defender Andrew Burns from joining them.

Dean Overson will spend the next month at Vauxhall Motors, Adam Robinson with Blyth Spartans and Darren Stephenson at Woodley Sports.

But highly-rated right back Burns will not be going elsewhere.

Head of player development Archie Christie said: “I’ve resisted 11 applications for Andrew to go out on loan because he is cover for the first team.”

Stephenson, who made his senior debut against Northampton last season, trained with Silsden during the summer and then had a brief spell at Hinckley United.

Christie said: “We’ve stepped him up to the next level. He’s still only 18, learning all the time and he will be working on a few things.

“We also see Dean developing from his move to Vauxhall Motors, and for Adam it’s a good experience of men’s football and the physical examination he could expect from playing in the league.”

Meanwhile, Scott Brown has been cleared to play by the Football League – and could be involved in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

Christie added: “Scott’s already got his international clearance and now he’s eligible for the first team.

“The manager has said you might see him in the next round of the JPT.”