WORCESTER City are hoping captain Chris Smith will commit his future to the club after a second offer from AFC Telford United was rejected.

City's Blue Square North rivals, who initially bid £1,500 for Smith's services, tabled an improved offer of £5,000, rising to a figure believed to be around £7,000 depending on appearances.

However, following a board meeting, City chiefs decided the offer fell significantly short of their valuation.

Worcester's decision appears to signal the end of the matter with AFC Telford having signed centre-half Stuart Whitehead after his release from Kidderminster Harriers.

Skipper Smith, expected to return to the side for tomorrow's home match against Blyth Spartans (3pm), is contracted to the St George's Lane club until the end of the current campaign.

Chairman Dave Boddy is expecting the player's future to be high on the agenda for manager Richard Dryden.

He said: "We discussed the matter at our monthly board meeting and felt that the offer was still well short of our valuation of Chris.

"I am sure Richard will be speaking to Chris soon about his future."

City are also looking to extend Jonathan Munday's loan from Kidderminster until the end of the season.

Centre-half Munday's one-month deal expires after tomorrow's match but City want to retain his services beyond that.

Dryden said: "We are still in touch with Kidderminster. It depends what they want. We want to keep him as long as we can but that's down to them."

Meanwhile, City will get half the gate receipts from the rearranged game against Nuneaton Borough as well as having their travelling expenses paid.

Under league rules, the match, abandoned following a double floodlight failure on January 12, now has to be treated as a cup tie.

Nuneaton have not appealed the decision to replay but a new date has yet to be set.

Boddy added: "We have already agreed that Nuneaton season ticket holders shall be allowed in for free and also we will look favourably at a reduced admission price."