North Queensland Fury officials have admitted to going about the signing of York City striker Daniel McBreen in a poor fashion. The new A-League franchise failed to inform the Conference side that McBreen was signing with them and have now issued an apology.

York City's communications director Sophie Hicks confirmed that the club had received an apology from the Fury.

"We were disappointed in the way North Queensland Fury disregarded football rules and did not ask for York City's permission to contact our player regarding a move to their club," Hicks said.

"We have received an email from their football operations manager, Jason Driscoll, apologising for the way they mishandled this situation.

"We clearly wish Daniel the very best for his future career in Australia and look forward to him doing his best for York City for the remainder of the season. His two goals at the weekend show his commitment."