Former Scotland, Celtic & Hibernian striker Derek Riordan thwarted in bid to impress Jackie McNamara

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport

Derek Riordan’s hopes of landing a deal with York City were dealt a blow last night when the Minsterman’s clash against Guisborough Town was postponed.

City boss Jackie McNamara was set to field a second-string side for the North Riding Senior Cup quarter-final, including the former Scotland internationalist.

However, Guisborough’s pitch was waterlogged following heavy rainfall in the area and the tie was re-arranged for February.

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McNamara was keen to see Riordan in action (Pic: footballwizardry)

It means McNamara will have to wait to see Riordan, who joined York on trial this week, in action as he weighs up whether to hand the former Hibernian and Celtic forward a deal.

Riordan has been training with Hibs for several weeks in a bid to keep his fitness up, however manager Alan Stubbs confirmed last month that he would not be given a contract for a third spell at Easter Road.

York are desperate to secure attacking reinforcements as McNamara attempts to plot a way out of the relegation zone in England’s League Two, where they currently lie seven points adrift of safety.

They have won just one of McNamara’s 11 games in charge, scoring just 11 goals in the process.

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