Tadcaster Albion have been left bemused by claims Dan Clayton is returning to relegation-threatened Scarborough Athletic.
New Scarborough manager Steve Kittrick told the Scarborough News that he had coaxed Clayton back to the Evo-Stik North side and he was set to use the left-sided player against Spennymoor on Tuesday night.
However, Tadcaster boss Billy Miller refuted any knowledge about the move and has insisted the left-back would be wearing an Albion shirt in their League Cup clash at Parkgate.
Miller said: "I have just spoken to Clayts. He is playing for Tadcaster tonight.
"Scarborough kept his registration and for some reason the new boss has though he is a Scarborough player.
"I don't know what they are up to and what games they are playing. I have spoken to Clayts three times in the last four days.
"He will be playing for Tadcaster tonight subject to the weather and will be here until the end of the season.”
Clayton also has a family connection in the Tadcaster dressing room with dad Paul fulfilling a role in Miller's backroom staff.
Albion face Parkgate in the third round of the Northern Counties East League Cup.
The Sheffield side beat Taddy 4-3 at the i2i Stadium in August and were three minutes away from completing a double in December until ex-Scarborough player Jimmy Beadle rescued a point with a late penalty .