CANADIAN international Jus-tin Thompson is unlikely to play again for Worcester City.

The 24-year-old made four full appearances and came off the bench once during his four-week trial stay at the St George's Lane club.

He combined turning out for Worcester with a simultaneous trial at Coca-Cola League One side Gillingham, where he played a reserve match against QPR.

The Gills refused to offer Thompson a permanent deal this week, but the ex-Bury defender is determined to make another concerted effort to join professional ranks, rather than sign for City in Nationwide North.

The centre-back is now pois-ed for trials at Wrexham and Partick Thistle.

Thompson offered to continue lending Worcester a hand while seeking a Football League contract, but player-manager Andy Preece admits he wants to sign a settled defender.

"Justin is trying to get a contract in the Football League," said Preece. "It is a difficult situation for him, going one week to the next not knowing where his future lies.

"Gillingham did not offer him anything, but he wants to keep going and look for a League club. I respect his decision.

"He could have carried on for us, but we'd be reaching a situation where we wouldn't know if he was available to play if we contacted him on a Friday. He did not want that and neither did we.

"We want stability and want players who we know for certain can play every week.

"With Barry Woolley gone and the situation with Justin, I'll look to see if we can bring another defender in. But we have young lads, Shabir Khan and Danny Hodnett, and they can do a job."