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Parkin poised for Tigers
FORMER York City striker Jon Parkin was today expected to join Hull City from Macclesfield Town in a deal worth £150,000.
York City will receive a 'substantial' amount of money from the move as part of a sell-on clause brokered when he left Bootham Crescent for Macclesfield on a free transfer in February 2004.
Parkin was due at the KC Stadium for a medical today and if all goes well could be in the Tigers side for Saturday's Championship home game against Crystal Palace.
It is understood that Hull will make a £100,000 down-payment for the striker with a further £50,000 coming in subject to appearances, goals and Hull avoiding relegation.
Macclesfield had little option to sell their star striker as they need to raise money for a £257,000 Football Foundation fine that must be paid by the end of this month.
He is the second striker Taylor has obtained this week following the arrival of £250,000-plus Darryl Duffy from Scottish Premier League club Falkirk.
Former York City manager Chris Brass is weighing up his options having reached a financial settlement over the remainder of his KitKat Crescent contract.
Brass, 30, had 18 months left to run on a deal which he signed as player-manager in January 2004.
The former Burnley defender was relieved of his managerial duties ten months later and was not considered in Billy McEwan's first-team plans this season with his successor keen to offload him from the club's wage bill.
Brass had agreed a one-month extension on his loan stay at Conference bottom club Southport prior to his settlement with City but now becomes a free agent and a number of Football League clubs are believed to be interested in his signature ahead of the January 31 deadline.
Nathan Peat chalked up another 90 minutes of football for City reserves last night in a friendly at Gainsborough Trinity as he continued his comeback from a broken leg.
City went down 2-1 to the Nationwide North side, both of Trinity's goals coming from ex-Minsterman Ryan Mallon, with Evan Horwood netting the consolation from a corner.
Reserve team coach Colin Walker said: "It was very useful and gave a lot of fringe players a good run out on a big heavy pitch - it was much better than a training session."
Updated: 10:22 Thursday, January 12, 2006