Keith Lowe signs permanent deal with York City

York Press: Keith Lowe signs permanent deal with York City Keith Lowe signs permanent deal with York City

YORK CITY have signed Cheltenham Town defender Keith Lowe on a permanent deal.

The centre-back, who has been on loan at Bootham Crescent since November, has been snapped up by Minstermen manager Nigel Worthington on a two-and-a-half year contract.

Lowe has made nine appearances so far for York.

Worthington said: "We've had Keith Lowe here on loan for the last five weeks or so and he's done exceptionally well for us. He's a player that I've admired for a long time and have monitored. We have struck a deal with Cheltenham to bring him here on a full contract.

"Once again it's another good addition to the group that we've got and hopefully he can continue the good work that he's started over the last four or five weeks with us."

Lowe added: "I'm really excited. I think I've slotted in well since I came here. The lads have managed to stabilise results and things are looking positive, so I'm really excited to be part of it to be honest. Things have gone really well, the lads have welcomed me in and made it really easy for me to settle. And so have the fans and staff who've been great and have made it really easy for me."

 

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11:44am Tue 7 Jan 14

YCFC am byth says...

Brilliant - a great signing who has done excellent so far. Reading the Cheltemham fans forum board then the majority of their fans are 'gutted' by our capture of Lowe and Penn. They are in disbelief that they have been let go.

Things are shaping up and now we have a very tough test at Northampton!
Brilliant - a great signing who has done excellent so far. Reading the Cheltemham fans forum board then the majority of their fans are 'gutted' by our capture of Lowe and Penn. They are in disbelief that they have been let go. Things are shaping up and now we have a very tough test at Northampton! YCFC am byth
  • Score: 13

11:56am Tue 7 Jan 14

oscarz says...

Wishing you the very best and lots of success Keith.
Wishing you the very best and lots of success Keith. oscarz
  • Score: 15

12:12pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Yorkieroy60 says...

A great addition to the Club and the team a good solid player and a leader and organiser-he has fitted in so well - great to have you on board Keith!
A great addition to the Club and the team a good solid player and a leader and organiser-he has fitted in so well - great to have you on board Keith! Yorkieroy60
  • Score: 9

12:14pm Tue 7 Jan 14

born&breed says...

Great start to the New Year - six points - positive signings in Lowe, Penn and Reid, unlike many fans the signing of Davies also very welcome - onwards and upwards.
Great start to the New Year - six points - positive signings in Lowe, Penn and Reid, unlike many fans the signing of Davies also very welcome - onwards and upwards. born&breed
  • Score: 17

12:47pm Tue 7 Jan 14

rawcliffeyorkieboy says...

Pleased with signings of Lowe and Penn. Add experience down the spine and it will be interesting now to see who NW chooses in the middle between Montrose, Penn and Reid. Nice problem to have though and thanks again to the Mcgills for backing NW financially. Any rumours of transfers out? Chambers is still handy to have on the bench but Puri has never performed, Platt may still have potential and being a York lad you want him to do well. Clay's days are numbered though I think.
Pleased with signings of Lowe and Penn. Add experience down the spine and it will be interesting now to see who NW chooses in the middle between Montrose, Penn and Reid. Nice problem to have though and thanks again to the Mcgills for backing NW financially. Any rumours of transfers out? Chambers is still handy to have on the bench but Puri has never performed, Platt may still have potential and being a York lad you want him to do well. Clay's days are numbered though I think. rawcliffeyorkieboy
  • Score: 3

1:02pm Tue 7 Jan 14

tips says...

Relieved that Keith Lowe is now on board and following the signings of Penn and Reid there can be no doubt that quality and experience is being added to the squad.
If our defence can continue it's improvement then better service from midfield will lead to chances a plenty from our 3 main strikers Fletcher Bowman and Jarvis plus wide men Carson and Coulson
There is also young Mc Donald to come into the mix , he could well prove to be our Fox in the Box and with his pace and trickery a real match winner.
2014 is shaping up well but the lads now need to perform where it really matters....on the pitch
Goood luck to the team in the next few months let's get as high up the table as possible.
COYR.
Relieved that Keith Lowe is now on board and following the signings of Penn and Reid there can be no doubt that quality and experience is being added to the squad. If our defence can continue it's improvement then better service from midfield will lead to chances a plenty from our 3 main strikers Fletcher Bowman and Jarvis plus wide men Carson and Coulson There is also young Mc Donald to come into the mix , he could well prove to be our Fox in the Box and with his pace and trickery a real match winner. 2014 is shaping up well but the lads now need to perform where it really matters....on the pitch Goood luck to the team in the next few months let's get as high up the table as possible. COYR. tips
  • Score: 12

1:37pm Tue 7 Jan 14

TheBurton says...

What I'm really impressed by with Nigel Worthington is the fact he has got all his signing early in the window. Sure there maybe a couple more here and there but the essential ones he's got nailed down. Well done!
What I'm really impressed by with Nigel Worthington is the fact he has got all his signing early in the window. Sure there maybe a couple more here and there but the essential ones he's got nailed down. Well done! TheBurton
  • Score: 15

1:59pm Tue 7 Jan 14

chuckabuttie says...

This is shaping up quite nicely by the look of it and the air of permanence and experience is very welcome. Well done to all concerned.

On a separate note, and apologies if I've missed something from afar, but where are we or, maybe, aren't we with the new stadium? I only ask because I notice an article today lauding the nearly completed shopping center and a look at the Community Stadium website suggests nobody can be bothered with it anymore.

Seems that even Brazilian World Cup stadia progress is lightening compared to dear old blighty
This is shaping up quite nicely by the look of it and the air of permanence and experience is very welcome. Well done to all concerned. On a separate note, and apologies if I've missed something from afar, but where are we or, maybe, aren't we with the new stadium? I only ask because I notice an article today lauding the nearly completed shopping center and a look at the Community Stadium website suggests nobody can be bothered with it anymore. Seems that even Brazilian World Cup stadia progress is lightening compared to dear old blighty chuckabuttie
  • Score: 1

2:54pm Tue 7 Jan 14

rockley214 says...

This is brilliant news and shows what a first class manager we have and how committed the McGill family are to back him. Little by little, we are building nicely. Great to feel positive again. Now for another keeper.
This is brilliant news and shows what a first class manager we have and how committed the McGill family are to back him. Little by little, we are building nicely. Great to feel positive again. Now for another keeper. rockley214
  • Score: 14

3:50pm Tue 7 Jan 14

bill bailey says...

rockley214 wrote:
This is brilliant news and shows what a first class manager we have and how committed the McGill family are to back him. Little by little, we are building nicely. Great to feel positive again. Now for another keeper.
100% right , some people think a manager an put is hand in the hat pull out a squad , there are many moves to make to get the right blend , and the manager is getting there during the window ,we will see at least 6 go in the next 2 weeks maybe more, he wont have 18 in the stand as spectators .I hop Young REED hits the ground running if he dos's im sure he wont refuse a contract in May.
[quote][p][bold]rockley214[/bold] wrote: This is brilliant news and shows what a first class manager we have and how committed the McGill family are to back him. Little by little, we are building nicely. Great to feel positive again. Now for another keeper.[/p][/quote]100% right , some people think a manager an put is hand in the hat pull out a squad , there are many moves to make to get the right blend , and the manager is getting there during the window ,we will see at least 6 go in the next 2 weeks maybe more, he wont have 18 in the stand as spectators .I hop Young REED hits the ground running if he dos's im sure he wont refuse a contract in May. bill bailey
  • Score: -2

4:03pm Tue 7 Jan 14

johnboy2882 says...

who"s going to play at right back if banjo"s injured
who"s going to play at right back if banjo"s injured johnboy2882
  • Score: 0

4:15pm Tue 7 Jan 14

henleazeyorkie says...

chuckabuttie wrote:
This is shaping up quite nicely by the look of it and the air of permanence and experience is very welcome. Well done to all concerned.

On a separate note, and apologies if I've missed something from afar, but where are we or, maybe, aren't we with the new stadium? I only ask because I notice an article today lauding the nearly completed shopping center and a look at the Community Stadium website suggests nobody can be bothered with it anymore.

Seems that even Brazilian World Cup stadia progress is lightening compared to dear old blighty
An article right below the one I think you're referring to in the news section gives an update which indicates that an expansion to 12,000 from 6,000 is very much NOT on the agenda
[quote][p][bold]chuckabuttie[/bold] wrote: This is shaping up quite nicely by the look of it and the air of permanence and experience is very welcome. Well done to all concerned. On a separate note, and apologies if I've missed something from afar, but where are we or, maybe, aren't we with the new stadium? I only ask because I notice an article today lauding the nearly completed shopping center and a look at the Community Stadium website suggests nobody can be bothered with it anymore. Seems that even Brazilian World Cup stadia progress is lightening compared to dear old blighty[/p][/quote]An article right below the one I think you're referring to in the news section gives an update which indicates that an expansion to 12,000 from 6,000 is very much NOT on the agenda henleazeyorkie
  • Score: -1

4:15pm Tue 7 Jan 14

uhtred says...

johnboy2882 wrote:
who"s going to play at right back if banjo"s injured
I think Davies is now the only loan player. Assuming a backup goalie is brought in on loan, there is now scope to cover injuries where there is no current cover with further loanees
[quote][p][bold]johnboy2882[/bold] wrote: who"s going to play at right back if banjo"s injured[/p][/quote]I think Davies is now the only loan player. Assuming a backup goalie is brought in on loan, there is now scope to cover injuries where there is no current cover with further loanees uhtred
  • Score: 1

4:44pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Wateryturtle says...

Great news. Banjo, Lowe, McGurk and Davies is an outstanding back 4. Cannot understand why people don't rate Davies I think he is excellent and rarely beaten by his man. A massive upgrade on Flyfield.
Great news. Banjo, Lowe, McGurk and Davies is an outstanding back 4. Cannot understand why people don't rate Davies I think he is excellent and rarely beaten by his man. A massive upgrade on Flyfield. Wateryturtle
  • Score: 6

5:03pm Tue 7 Jan 14

OLD - HEAD says...

Keith Lowe is a good permanent signing for City. He has played really well on loan. I have read the Cheltenham fans forum and they seem to have liked both Keith Lowe and Russell Penn. Although most of them said that neither player had done much this season, perhaps a move to York is just what they need. I wonder if there is a clause preventing Lowe and Penn playing against Cheltenham in a few weeks time?. I am interested to see if any players leaves Bootham Crescent now, to reduce that wage bill.
Keith Lowe is a good permanent signing for City. He has played really well on loan. I have read the Cheltenham fans forum and they seem to have liked both Keith Lowe and Russell Penn. Although most of them said that neither player had done much this season, perhaps a move to York is just what they need. I wonder if there is a clause preventing Lowe and Penn playing against Cheltenham in a few weeks time?. I am interested to see if any players leaves Bootham Crescent now, to reduce that wage bill. OLD - HEAD
  • Score: 1

5:36pm Tue 7 Jan 14

openallhours says...

Keith Lowe has been a class act since his arrival and McGurk aside, it's been a long time since we've had a centre back of his quality. Nigel's now starting to build a team that will see us move up the table, and many of the posters who wanted rid of him only a few days ago will be eating their words come the end of the season.
Keith Lowe has been a class act since his arrival and McGurk aside, it's been a long time since we've had a centre back of his quality. Nigel's now starting to build a team that will see us move up the table, and many of the posters who wanted rid of him only a few days ago will be eating their words come the end of the season. openallhours
  • Score: 15

6:17pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Maltkiln says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
Keith Lowe is a good permanent signing for City. He has played really well on loan. I have read the Cheltenham fans forum and they seem to have liked both Keith Lowe and Russell Penn. Although most of them said that neither player had done much this season, perhaps a move to York is just what they need. I wonder if there is a clause preventing Lowe and Penn playing against Cheltenham in a few weeks time?. I am interested to see if any players leaves Bootham Crescent now, to reduce that wage bill.
No ... they are our players & we can play them when we like. Clauses preventing players playing against other teams can only be in place for loan signings.
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: Keith Lowe is a good permanent signing for City. He has played really well on loan. I have read the Cheltenham fans forum and they seem to have liked both Keith Lowe and Russell Penn. Although most of them said that neither player had done much this season, perhaps a move to York is just what they need. I wonder if there is a clause preventing Lowe and Penn playing against Cheltenham in a few weeks time?. I am interested to see if any players leaves Bootham Crescent now, to reduce that wage bill.[/p][/quote]No ... they are our players & we can play them when we like. Clauses preventing players playing against other teams can only be in place for loan signings. Maltkiln
  • Score: 4

7:00pm Tue 7 Jan 14

chuckabuttie says...

henleazeyorkie wrote:
chuckabuttie wrote:
This is shaping up quite nicely by the look of it and the air of permanence and experience is very welcome. Well done to all concerned.

On a separate note, and apologies if I've missed something from afar, but where are we or, maybe, aren't we with the new stadium? I only ask because I notice an article today lauding the nearly completed shopping center and a look at the Community Stadium website suggests nobody can be bothered with it anymore.

Seems that even Brazilian World Cup stadia progress is lightening compared to dear old blighty
An article right below the one I think you're referring to in the news section gives an update which indicates that an expansion to 12,000 from 6,000 is very much NOT on the agenda
Cheers. -15° here. Must have affected my peripheral vision. The whole Stadium thing seems to have more than an element of not thinking things through properly though and as for the amount of time it's taken to get this far without a stone being turned beggard belief, regardless of the politics / rare newts or whatever.
[quote][p][bold]henleazeyorkie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chuckabuttie[/bold] wrote: This is shaping up quite nicely by the look of it and the air of permanence and experience is very welcome. Well done to all concerned. On a separate note, and apologies if I've missed something from afar, but where are we or, maybe, aren't we with the new stadium? I only ask because I notice an article today lauding the nearly completed shopping center and a look at the Community Stadium website suggests nobody can be bothered with it anymore. Seems that even Brazilian World Cup stadia progress is lightening compared to dear old blighty[/p][/quote]An article right below the one I think you're referring to in the news section gives an update which indicates that an expansion to 12,000 from 6,000 is very much NOT on the agenda[/p][/quote]Cheers. -15° here. Must have affected my peripheral vision. The whole Stadium thing seems to have more than an element of not thinking things through properly though and as for the amount of time it's taken to get this far without a stone being turned beggard belief, regardless of the politics / rare newts or whatever. chuckabuttie
  • Score: 5

8:47pm Tue 7 Jan 14

bill bailey says...

openallhours wrote:
Keith Lowe has been a class act since his arrival and McGurk aside, it's been a long time since we've had a centre back of his quality. Nigel's now starting to build a team that will see us move up the table, and many of the posters who wanted rid of him only a few days ago will be eating their words come the end of the season.
Just what Bill has been saying for the last 2 months. But it seems every man and his dog been giving the thumbs down, Just show how the tide turns ,OAH
Probably now one of the best back four in the league..
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Keith Lowe has been a class act since his arrival and McGurk aside, it's been a long time since we've had a centre back of his quality. Nigel's now starting to build a team that will see us move up the table, and many of the posters who wanted rid of him only a few days ago will be eating their words come the end of the season.[/p][/quote]Just what Bill has been saying for the last 2 months. But it seems every man and his dog been giving the thumbs down, Just show how the tide turns ,OAH Probably now one of the best back four in the league.. bill bailey
  • Score: 3

9:22pm Tue 7 Jan 14

openallhours says...

bill bailey wrote:
openallhours wrote:
Keith Lowe has been a class act since his arrival and McGurk aside, it's been a long time since we've had a centre back of his quality. Nigel's now starting to build a team that will see us move up the table, and many of the posters who wanted rid of him only a few days ago will be eating their words come the end of the season.
Just what Bill has been saying for the last 2 months. But it seems every man and his dog been giving the thumbs down, Just show how the tide turns ,OAH
Probably now one of the best back four in the league..
Lots of quality comments get low thumbs up scores so it doesn't mean a lot Bill. What really matters is knowing your football, and to your credit you were defending Worthington from the very beginning (and getting stick for it). Let's hope Worthington continues to make City something it hasn't been for a long time - a stable football league club!
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Keith Lowe has been a class act since his arrival and McGurk aside, it's been a long time since we've had a centre back of his quality. Nigel's now starting to build a team that will see us move up the table, and many of the posters who wanted rid of him only a few days ago will be eating their words come the end of the season.[/p][/quote]Just what Bill has been saying for the last 2 months. But it seems every man and his dog been giving the thumbs down, Just show how the tide turns ,OAH Probably now one of the best back four in the league..[/p][/quote]Lots of quality comments get low thumbs up scores so it doesn't mean a lot Bill. What really matters is knowing your football, and to your credit you were defending Worthington from the very beginning (and getting stick for it). Let's hope Worthington continues to make City something it hasn't been for a long time - a stable football league club! openallhours
  • Score: 11

10:51pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Badger43 says...

A great couple of signings in Lowe and Penn, especially Penn getting a 2.5 year deal shows some commitment to the future. Again credit to the McGill's for their continuing support of the manager and the club. While full judgement can not be assessed until the end of the season and league position / points looking at the squad now compared to last year we appear much improved . The important thing has always been about sustainability as a club and we have to hope we are building for the future. What is clear is if you sign say 4 or 5 players in the close season at least 1 or 2 are going to prove a wrong fit however by the number of loan players brought in pre January it may suggest this ratio was higher and I suspect a few will now leave or go out on loan.
A great couple of signings in Lowe and Penn, especially Penn getting a 2.5 year deal shows some commitment to the future. Again credit to the McGill's for their continuing support of the manager and the club. While full judgement can not be assessed until the end of the season and league position / points looking at the squad now compared to last year we appear much improved . The important thing has always been about sustainability as a club and we have to hope we are building for the future. What is clear is if you sign say 4 or 5 players in the close season at least 1 or 2 are going to prove a wrong fit however by the number of loan players brought in pre January it may suggest this ratio was higher and I suspect a few will now leave or go out on loan. Badger43
  • Score: 9

8:45am Wed 8 Jan 14

Tug job says...

Went to see Lincoln v Alfreton last night. Sean Newton? Forget it, very slow - pedestrian might be a better word - poor distribution. We can do better and no way is he worth the £100k Imps fans feel he is.

Flying back to the US tomorrow, hope it's warmed up over there.
Went to see Lincoln v Alfreton last night. Sean Newton? Forget it, very slow - pedestrian might be a better word - poor distribution. We can do better and no way is he worth the £100k Imps fans feel he is. Flying back to the US tomorrow, hope it's warmed up over there. Tug job
  • Score: 3

9:33am Wed 8 Jan 14

tips says...

Tug job wrote:
Went to see Lincoln v Alfreton last night. Sean Newton? Forget it, very slow - pedestrian might be a better word - poor distribution. We can do better and no way is he worth the £100k Imps fans feel he is.

Flying back to the US tomorrow, hope it's warmed up over there.
I think NW will now stick with Davies and Fyfield as a back up until the end of the season.Surely a new left back can then be recruited in the summer but I thought that would have happened last year.
Yes, hope the weather warms up for you Tug job
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: Went to see Lincoln v Alfreton last night. Sean Newton? Forget it, very slow - pedestrian might be a better word - poor distribution. We can do better and no way is he worth the £100k Imps fans feel he is. Flying back to the US tomorrow, hope it's warmed up over there.[/p][/quote]I think NW will now stick with Davies and Fyfield as a back up until the end of the season.Surely a new left back can then be recruited in the summer but I thought that would have happened last year. Yes, hope the weather warms up for you Tug job tips
  • Score: 1

12:27pm Wed 8 Jan 14

bill bailey says...

openallhours wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
openallhours wrote:
Keith Lowe has been a class act since his arrival and McGurk aside, it's been a long time since we've had a centre back of his quality. Nigel's now starting to build a team that will see us move up the table, and many of the posters who wanted rid of him only a few days ago will be eating their words come the end of the season.
Just what Bill has been saying for the last 2 months. But it seems every man and his dog been giving the thumbs down, Just show how the tide turns ,OAH
Probably now one of the best back four in the league..
Lots of quality comments get low thumbs up scores so it doesn't mean a lot Bill. What really matters is knowing your football, and to your credit you were defending Worthington from the very beginning (and getting stick for it). Let's hope Worthington continues to make City something it hasn't been for a long time - a stable football league club!
Thank Sir. Everybody should give their support on here its want the club needs
some remarks in the past were unjustified and did nothing to boost confidence
but I have faith that the squad we have will see us in or there about the top 6.
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Keith Lowe has been a class act since his arrival and McGurk aside, it's been a long time since we've had a centre back of his quality. Nigel's now starting to build a team that will see us move up the table, and many of the posters who wanted rid of him only a few days ago will be eating their words come the end of the season.[/p][/quote]Just what Bill has been saying for the last 2 months. But it seems every man and his dog been giving the thumbs down, Just show how the tide turns ,OAH Probably now one of the best back four in the league..[/p][/quote]Lots of quality comments get low thumbs up scores so it doesn't mean a lot Bill. What really matters is knowing your football, and to your credit you were defending Worthington from the very beginning (and getting stick for it). Let's hope Worthington continues to make City something it hasn't been for a long time - a stable football league club![/p][/quote]Thank Sir. Everybody should give their support on here its want the club needs some remarks in the past were unjustified and did nothing to boost confidence but I have faith that the squad we have will see us in or there about the top 6. bill bailey
  • Score: 1

1:12pm Wed 8 Jan 14

chuckabuttie says...

Tug job wrote:
Went to see Lincoln v Alfreton last night. Sean Newton? Forget it, very slow - pedestrian might be a better word - poor distribution. We can do better and no way is he worth the £100k Imps fans feel he is.

Flying back to the US tomorrow, hope it's warmed up over there.
It's been a tad parky TJ but should be warming up nicely into positive figures by the time you get here.
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: Went to see Lincoln v Alfreton last night. Sean Newton? Forget it, very slow - pedestrian might be a better word - poor distribution. We can do better and no way is he worth the £100k Imps fans feel he is. Flying back to the US tomorrow, hope it's warmed up over there.[/p][/quote]It's been a tad parky TJ but should be warming up nicely into positive figures by the time you get here. chuckabuttie
  • Score: 0

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