Keith Lowe tipping York City for an upturn

York Press: Loan defender Keith Lowe says things  are looking up for York City Loan defender Keith Lowe says things are looking up for York City

YORK City centre-back Keith Lowe believes the club are in a “false position” going into Saturday’s home match with top-of-the-table Oxford.

The Minstermen currently lie 20th in the League Two standings only two points ahead of bottom side Torquay.

But Lowe, who is on loan at Bootham Crescent from Cheltenham, believes the Minstermen should have had greater reward for their efforts during his first four outings for the club.

Draws against Burton, Rochdale and Morecambe have followed an unlucky 2-1 defeat at Southend and, as he still waits for his first victory in City colours, Lowe reasoned: “We have played well in all of the last four matches and we have deserved more from the games but you have to look at the bright side.

“We could be losing and drawing and not playing well. Things will turn and happen for us and we will get that win and, hopefully, push on.

“I am really excited to be honest and have been since day one about the players we have got here.

“I believe we are in a false position at the moment and I really think that if anybody was to come and watch us and see our performances and how hard we are working for each other and the gaffer people would agree with me.”

With this weekend’s clash against Oxford representing the ninth game City will have played against top ten teams in 12 fixtures, Lowe also believes encouragement should be taken from the knowledge that the club have only tasted defeat in two of those matches against Fleetwood and Newport.

He said: “Oxford are top and we seem to be playing everybody at that end of the table at the moment, which is good because we are putting in some good performances.

“It’s another tough match but we will have to dig in again and know we will have the crowd behind us so, hopefully, we can come away with three points.”

Lowe is hoping, meanwhile, for better weather conditions against the league leaders after contending with strong winds at the Pirelli Stadium.

On that display, he added: “Not a lot of teams will go to Burton and get a point, never mind come close to holding on for three points. It was a tough game and the conditions did not help the quality of football played.

“When the ball was in the air, with the wind swirling around, it was difficult to judge. You also got a lot of bouncing balls which you don’t usually want, especially as a defender.

“It basically came down to which team coped with that best and I thought both teams did quite well to be honest.”

Since Lowe has been paired with David McGurk in the centre of defence, the team have conceded only two goals in four fixtures.

With Lowe only two short of 300 senior games and McGurk now 16th on City’s all-time appearance list with 324, it is not a partnership that lacks pedigree.

“Between the two of us, there’s experience there,” City’s newest centre back admitted. “I feel comfortable and it seems like we’ve slotted together and have got a good relationship.”

Lowe has also been impressed with a City player, who arrived at Bootham Crescent with just three professional matches under his belt.

On-loan Preston left-back Ben Davies has started more league games – 19 – than any other player at the club this term and Lowe is predicting a bright future for the 18-year-old Lillywhite, saying: “Ben’s going to be a great player and I think he can go on to have a really great career.

“He’s got everything. He’s got an old head on young shoulders, and good technique and know-how.”

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12:59pm Tue 17 Dec 13

OLD - HEAD says...

I have always believed that the league table does not lie. So I dont think that we are in a false position, but I do believe that we should be doing better. Most people who post on this forum thought that we would be comfortably placed in mid-table by now, not hovering just above the relegation places. We have proved that we can compete at this level, but we just need to start winning matches. The support has remained strong, so its up to the Manager and his players to improve the results on the pitch.
I have always believed that the league table does not lie. So I dont think that we are in a false position, but I do believe that we should be doing better. Most people who post on this forum thought that we would be comfortably placed in mid-table by now, not hovering just above the relegation places. We have proved that we can compete at this level, but we just need to start winning matches. The support has remained strong, so its up to the Manager and his players to improve the results on the pitch. OLD - HEAD

1:22pm Tue 17 Dec 13

tips says...

We are in the position we are because we are not winning matches .Yes we are at times playing well but it's points that count so hopefully from Saturday we can show our true potential and start being ruthless in front of goal whilst continuing our improvement at the back.
If Ingham is fit i would play him to enable Brobbel to be restored to the team and terrorise the Oxford defence.
Bowman will shortly be available again and he and Fletcher were looking a great attacking combination.
If we can get a few wins under our belts over the festive period things can look much healthier going into the New Year
We are in the position we are because we are not winning matches .Yes we are at times playing well but it's points that count so hopefully from Saturday we can show our true potential and start being ruthless in front of goal whilst continuing our improvement at the back. If Ingham is fit i would play him to enable Brobbel to be restored to the team and terrorise the Oxford defence. Bowman will shortly be available again and he and Fletcher were looking a great attacking combination. If we can get a few wins under our belts over the festive period things can look much healthier going into the New Year tips

1:36pm Tue 17 Dec 13

cambersdad says...

tips wrote:
We are in the position we are because we are not winning matches .Yes we are at times playing well but it's points that count so hopefully from Saturday we can show our true potential and start being ruthless in front of goal whilst continuing our improvement at the back. If Ingham is fit i would play him to enable Brobbel to be restored to the team and terrorise the Oxford defence. Bowman will shortly be available again and he and Fletcher were looking a great attacking combination. If we can get a few wins under our belts over the festive period things can look much healthier going into the New Year
agree with what you say tips, but if ingham comes back in then the new keeper would be on the bench so still no place for brobbel
[quote][p][bold]tips[/bold] wrote: We are in the position we are because we are not winning matches .Yes we are at times playing well but it's points that count so hopefully from Saturday we can show our true potential and start being ruthless in front of goal whilst continuing our improvement at the back. If Ingham is fit i would play him to enable Brobbel to be restored to the team and terrorise the Oxford defence. Bowman will shortly be available again and he and Fletcher were looking a great attacking combination. If we can get a few wins under our belts over the festive period things can look much healthier going into the New Year[/p][/quote]agree with what you say tips, but if ingham comes back in then the new keeper would be on the bench so still no place for brobbel cambersdad

1:54pm Tue 17 Dec 13

tips says...

cambersdad wrote:
tips wrote:
We are in the position we are because we are not winning matches .Yes we are at times playing well but it's points that count so hopefully from Saturday we can show our true potential and start being ruthless in front of goal whilst continuing our improvement at the back. If Ingham is fit i would play him to enable Brobbel to be restored to the team and terrorise the Oxford defence. Bowman will shortly be available again and he and Fletcher were looking a great attacking combination. If we can get a few wins under our belts over the festive period things can look much healthier going into the New Year
agree with what you say tips, but if ingham comes back in then the new keeper would be on the bench so still no place for brobbel
Perhaps the youth keeper could warm the bench I think Brobbel must be included
[quote][p][bold]cambersdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tips[/bold] wrote: We are in the position we are because we are not winning matches .Yes we are at times playing well but it's points that count so hopefully from Saturday we can show our true potential and start being ruthless in front of goal whilst continuing our improvement at the back. If Ingham is fit i would play him to enable Brobbel to be restored to the team and terrorise the Oxford defence. Bowman will shortly be available again and he and Fletcher were looking a great attacking combination. If we can get a few wins under our belts over the festive period things can look much healthier going into the New Year[/p][/quote]agree with what you say tips, but if ingham comes back in then the new keeper would be on the bench so still no place for brobbel[/p][/quote]Perhaps the youth keeper could warm the bench I think Brobbel must be included tips

2:21pm Tue 17 Dec 13

yorkandproud says...

tips wrote:
cambersdad wrote:
tips wrote:
We are in the position we are because we are not winning matches .Yes we are at times playing well but it's points that count so hopefully from Saturday we can show our true potential and start being ruthless in front of goal whilst continuing our improvement at the back. If Ingham is fit i would play him to enable Brobbel to be restored to the team and terrorise the Oxford defence. Bowman will shortly be available again and he and Fletcher were looking a great attacking combination. If we can get a few wins under our belts over the festive period things can look much healthier going into the New Year
agree with what you say tips, but if ingham comes back in then the new keeper would be on the bench so still no place for brobbel
Perhaps the youth keeper could warm the bench I think Brobbel must be included
Brobbel would be the first name on my team sheet, on form this season so far.
[quote][p][bold]tips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cambersdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tips[/bold] wrote: We are in the position we are because we are not winning matches .Yes we are at times playing well but it's points that count so hopefully from Saturday we can show our true potential and start being ruthless in front of goal whilst continuing our improvement at the back. If Ingham is fit i would play him to enable Brobbel to be restored to the team and terrorise the Oxford defence. Bowman will shortly be available again and he and Fletcher were looking a great attacking combination. If we can get a few wins under our belts over the festive period things can look much healthier going into the New Year[/p][/quote]agree with what you say tips, but if ingham comes back in then the new keeper would be on the bench so still no place for brobbel[/p][/quote]Perhaps the youth keeper could warm the bench I think Brobbel must be included[/p][/quote]Brobbel would be the first name on my team sheet, on form this season so far. yorkandproud

3:32pm Tue 17 Dec 13

yorkiemike says...

Agree with the comments re Brobbel,he must start on Sat to give us a chance of doing a Scunthorpe!
As has been said the League Table doesn`t lie so we are where we are.All the bottom teams will claim they are in a false position and had unlucky results.We have to dig deep again and get behind the team,Oxford haven`t lost away this season and all runs must come to an end!!
Agree with the comments re Brobbel,he must start on Sat to give us a chance of doing a Scunthorpe! As has been said the League Table doesn`t lie so we are where we are.All the bottom teams will claim they are in a false position and had unlucky results.We have to dig deep again and get behind the team,Oxford haven`t lost away this season and all runs must come to an end!! yorkiemike

3:55pm Tue 17 Dec 13

ian923 says...

Agree with everyone who says Brobbel must start on Saturday. I have questioned his absence for a while now. He is too good to leave out of our side.
Agree with everyone who says Brobbel must start on Saturday. I have questioned his absence for a while now. He is too good to leave out of our side. ian923

4:00pm Tue 17 Dec 13

born&breed says...

With the addition of Keith, plus the return of Dave McGurk and the keeper we appear to be more solid at the back. The booking of Dave on Saturday didn't help us but we are certainly looking more consistant
With the addition of Keith, plus the return of Dave McGurk and the keeper we appear to be more solid at the back. The booking of Dave on Saturday didn't help us but we are certainly looking more consistant born&breed

4:04pm Tue 17 Dec 13

openallhours says...

There's no doubt that the season so far has been disappointing, but I agree with Lowe's comments. We've had some good wins and from what I've seen, the squad is heading in the right direction. The New Year is notorious for a lot of teams to lose form (in all divisions), and I'm confident of a mid table finish at the very least.
There's no doubt that the season so far has been disappointing, but I agree with Lowe's comments. We've had some good wins and from what I've seen, the squad is heading in the right direction. The New Year is notorious for a lot of teams to lose form (in all divisions), and I'm confident of a mid table finish at the very least. openallhours

4:36pm Tue 17 Dec 13

JarrettRobinsonHughesCharlton says...

I've pretty much over stated my view on Worthington on here, but most of what I said in the beginning still counts. He is one dimensional. Just look at any performance. York either play till they score, and then concede soon after, or they start badly and play till they equalise.

These are faults in management, and they are faults in someone who is a poor man manager, as well as a poor coach.

York and it's fans should be increasingly worried about the number of loans coming in, they're not York's players, and it's instability that will fester and disrupt the future

Mills shouldn't have been sacked, he proved himself and set up a promising future. Worthington is slowly disbanding this hard work and achievement. His so called experience has shown no progress and it's a more worrying time for the club than it was when Mills was in charge
I've pretty much over stated my view on Worthington on here, but most of what I said in the beginning still counts. He is one dimensional. Just look at any performance. York either play till they score, and then concede soon after, or they start badly and play till they equalise. These are faults in management, and they are faults in someone who is a poor man manager, as well as a poor coach. York and it's fans should be increasingly worried about the number of loans coming in, they're not York's players, and it's instability that will fester and disrupt the future Mills shouldn't have been sacked, he proved himself and set up a promising future. Worthington is slowly disbanding this hard work and achievement. His so called experience has shown no progress and it's a more worrying time for the club than it was when Mills was in charge JarrettRobinsonHughesCharlton

6:00pm Tue 17 Dec 13

duffy says...

JarrettRobinsonHughe
sCharlton
wrote:
I've pretty much over stated my view on Worthington on here, but most of what I said in the beginning still counts. He is one dimensional. Just look at any performance. York either play till they score, and then concede soon after, or they start badly and play till they equalise.

These are faults in management, and they are faults in someone who is a poor man manager, as well as a poor coach.

York and it's fans should be increasingly worried about the number of loans coming in, they're not York's players, and it's instability that will fester and disrupt the future

Mills shouldn't have been sacked, he proved himself and set up a promising future. Worthington is slowly disbanding this hard work and achievement. His so called experience has shown no progress and it's a more worrying time for the club than it was when Mills was in charge
What utter tosh.
[quote][p][bold]JarrettRobinsonHughe sCharlton[/bold] wrote: I've pretty much over stated my view on Worthington on here, but most of what I said in the beginning still counts. He is one dimensional. Just look at any performance. York either play till they score, and then concede soon after, or they start badly and play till they equalise. These are faults in management, and they are faults in someone who is a poor man manager, as well as a poor coach. York and it's fans should be increasingly worried about the number of loans coming in, they're not York's players, and it's instability that will fester and disrupt the future Mills shouldn't have been sacked, he proved himself and set up a promising future. Worthington is slowly disbanding this hard work and achievement. His so called experience has shown no progress and it's a more worrying time for the club than it was when Mills was in charge[/p][/quote]What utter tosh. duffy

6:21pm Tue 17 Dec 13

JarrettRobinsonHughesCharlton says...

I'll back up how I felt last year with another pro's point of view. http://www.thetimes.
co.uk/tto/sport/foot
ball/international/a
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I'll back up how I felt last year with another pro's point of view. http://www.thetimes. co.uk/tto/sport/foot ball/international/a rticle3159242.ece JarrettRobinsonHughesCharlton

8:46pm Tue 17 Dec 13

duffy says...

JarrettRobinsonHughe
sCharlton
wrote:
I'll back up how I felt last year with another pro's point of view. http://www.thetimes.

co.uk/tto/sport/foot

ball/international/a

rticle3159242.ece
So this promising Mills future. How many of the last team Mills put out that have left the club including loan signings are playing at the same level or higher ?
[quote][p][bold]JarrettRobinsonHughe sCharlton[/bold] wrote: I'll back up how I felt last year with another pro's point of view. http://www.thetimes. co.uk/tto/sport/foot ball/international/a rticle3159242.ece[/p][/quote]So this promising Mills future. How many of the last team Mills put out that have left the club including loan signings are playing at the same level or higher ? duffy

9:07pm Tue 17 Dec 13

bill bailey says...

JarrettRobinsonHughe
sCharlton
wrote:
I've pretty much over stated my view on Worthington on here, but most of what I said in the beginning still counts. He is one dimensional. Just look at any performance. York either play till they score, and then concede soon after, or they start badly and play till they equalise.

These are faults in management, and they are faults in someone who is a poor man manager, as well as a poor coach.

York and it's fans should be increasingly worried about the number of loans coming in, they're not York's players, and it's instability that will fester and disrupt the future

Mills shouldn't have been sacked, he proved himself and set up a promising future. Worthington is slowly disbanding this hard work and achievement. His so called experience has shown no progress and it's a more worrying time for the club than it was when Mills was in charge
Mills is in the past , the one thing he proved was he couldn't cut it at league level. But he dug the same hole you are falling into. Don't talk such rubbish , you haven't been in the dressing room or in on a training session, The best manager in the world can put his best 11 men out there but he cant play the match , its frustrating sitting on the bench watching primed players failing to do what they did during a training session, I have done it, you begin to pull ( what hair you have left) out, you fall into the opponents trap sometimes its unavoidable its how the game unfolds. I might help your prospective of the game if you changed name it seems to overpower your
thinking .
[quote][p][bold]JarrettRobinsonHughe sCharlton[/bold] wrote: I've pretty much over stated my view on Worthington on here, but most of what I said in the beginning still counts. He is one dimensional. Just look at any performance. York either play till they score, and then concede soon after, or they start badly and play till they equalise. These are faults in management, and they are faults in someone who is a poor man manager, as well as a poor coach. York and it's fans should be increasingly worried about the number of loans coming in, they're not York's players, and it's instability that will fester and disrupt the future Mills shouldn't have been sacked, he proved himself and set up a promising future. Worthington is slowly disbanding this hard work and achievement. His so called experience has shown no progress and it's a more worrying time for the club than it was when Mills was in charge[/p][/quote]Mills is in the past , the one thing he proved was he couldn't cut it at league level. But he dug the same hole you are falling into. Don't talk such rubbish , you haven't been in the dressing room or in on a training session, The best manager in the world can put his best 11 men out there but he cant play the match , its frustrating sitting on the bench watching primed players failing to do what they did during a training session, I have done it, you begin to pull ( what hair you have left) out, you fall into the opponents trap sometimes its unavoidable its how the game unfolds. I might help your prospective of the game if you changed name it seems to overpower your thinking . bill bailey

9:45pm Tue 17 Dec 13

rockley214 says...

JarrettRobinsonHughe
sCharlton
wrote:
I've pretty much over stated my view on Worthington on here, but most of what I said in the beginning still counts. He is one dimensional. Just look at any performance. York either play till they score, and then concede soon after, or they start badly and play till they equalise.

These are faults in management, and they are faults in someone who is a poor man manager, as well as a poor coach.

York and it's fans should be increasingly worried about the number of loans coming in, they're not York's players, and it's instability that will fester and disrupt the future

Mills shouldn't have been sacked, he proved himself and set up a promising future. Worthington is slowly disbanding this hard work and achievement. His so called experience has shown no progress and it's a more worrying time for the club than it was when Mills was in charge
I've read some rubbish here, but this takes the biscuit. Look where GM is now. Keep the faith. We'll be OK. But time to make Lowe captain right now. Great to see someone talking so positively.
[quote][p][bold]JarrettRobinsonHughe sCharlton[/bold] wrote: I've pretty much over stated my view on Worthington on here, but most of what I said in the beginning still counts. He is one dimensional. Just look at any performance. York either play till they score, and then concede soon after, or they start badly and play till they equalise. These are faults in management, and they are faults in someone who is a poor man manager, as well as a poor coach. York and it's fans should be increasingly worried about the number of loans coming in, they're not York's players, and it's instability that will fester and disrupt the future Mills shouldn't have been sacked, he proved himself and set up a promising future. Worthington is slowly disbanding this hard work and achievement. His so called experience has shown no progress and it's a more worrying time for the club than it was when Mills was in charge[/p][/quote]I've read some rubbish here, but this takes the biscuit. Look where GM is now. Keep the faith. We'll be OK. But time to make Lowe captain right now. Great to see someone talking so positively. rockley214

10:36pm Tue 17 Dec 13

YorkCityLuke says...

Mills was great, and we owe him a lot. But he wouldn't have kept us up, so sadly he had to leave. Worthington is the manager now, and OK, he may not be getting results at the moment, but he did keep us up last season against the odds. It's surely worth sticking with him for a while longer to see if he can turn it around.
Mills was great, and we owe him a lot. But he wouldn't have kept us up, so sadly he had to leave. Worthington is the manager now, and OK, he may not be getting results at the moment, but he did keep us up last season against the odds. It's surely worth sticking with him for a while longer to see if he can turn it around. YorkCityLuke

6:27am Wed 18 Dec 13

mjs says...

I’ve been to all home games this season and most of the away games and have seen very little to convince me that we are in a false position, On Saturday at Burton we should have been three nil down at half time, we had no shape and didn’t command any of the pitch, we were second to any loose balls and lucky to come away with a point. I fear the worst over the Christmas period and believe the way we are playing we could in another relegation battle in the New Year. I think its time for Mr Worthington to prove his ability as a top class manager and sort the team out. I would hate to think that we will be swapping places with Luton next season
I’ve been to all home games this season and most of the away games and have seen very little to convince me that we are in a false position, On Saturday at Burton we should have been three nil down at half time, we had no shape and didn’t command any of the pitch, we were second to any loose balls and lucky to come away with a point. I fear the worst over the Christmas period and believe the way we are playing we could in another relegation battle in the New Year. I think its time for Mr Worthington to prove his ability as a top class manager and sort the team out. I would hate to think that we will be swapping places with Luton next season mjs

8:39am Wed 18 Dec 13

rogue84 says...

On the flip side, I haven't actually seen many teams who look like they are an absolute class above. We have played Chesterfield, Fleetwood, Scunthorpe and Rochdale (for example) and all of them looked pretty average - there is a fine line in this division and so far for us it's been clean sheets.
This game v Oxford on Saturday has all the makings of an classic down at Bootham Cresc. Whatever you may think of City, get yourself down there and cheer the lads on. We can beat any team in this league I believe, here's a chance to prove it
On the flip side, I haven't actually seen many teams who look like they are an absolute class above. We have played Chesterfield, Fleetwood, Scunthorpe and Rochdale (for example) and all of them looked pretty average - there is a fine line in this division and so far for us it's been clean sheets. This game v Oxford on Saturday has all the makings of an classic down at Bootham Cresc. Whatever you may think of City, get yourself down there and cheer the lads on. We can beat any team in this league I believe, here's a chance to prove it rogue84

11:49am Wed 18 Dec 13

Tug job says...

duffy wrote:
JarrettRobinsonHughe

sCharlton
wrote:
I've pretty much over stated my view on Worthington on here, but most of what I said in the beginning still counts. He is one dimensional. Just look at any performance. York either play till they score, and then concede soon after, or they start badly and play till they equalise.

These are faults in management, and they are faults in someone who is a poor man manager, as well as a poor coach.

York and it's fans should be increasingly worried about the number of loans coming in, they're not York's players, and it's instability that will fester and disrupt the future

Mills shouldn't have been sacked, he proved himself and set up a promising future. Worthington is slowly disbanding this hard work and achievement. His so called experience has shown no progress and it's a more worrying time for the club than it was when Mills was in charge
What utter tosh.
Tosh, indeed, Mills would not have kept us up (and I am a big fan of Gary Mils). After leaving the club he repeatedly stated his aim had been to get 50 points, but Barnet got relegated with 51 points. Nice to see him doing so well at Gateshead and I hope he will have learned from his time at the helm at Bootham Crescent. But we'd have gone down if he'd stayed.
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JarrettRobinsonHughe sCharlton[/bold] wrote: I've pretty much over stated my view on Worthington on here, but most of what I said in the beginning still counts. He is one dimensional. Just look at any performance. York either play till they score, and then concede soon after, or they start badly and play till they equalise. These are faults in management, and they are faults in someone who is a poor man manager, as well as a poor coach. York and it's fans should be increasingly worried about the number of loans coming in, they're not York's players, and it's instability that will fester and disrupt the future Mills shouldn't have been sacked, he proved himself and set up a promising future. Worthington is slowly disbanding this hard work and achievement. His so called experience has shown no progress and it's a more worrying time for the club than it was when Mills was in charge[/p][/quote]What utter tosh.[/p][/quote]Tosh, indeed, Mills would not have kept us up (and I am a big fan of Gary Mils). After leaving the club he repeatedly stated his aim had been to get 50 points, but Barnet got relegated with 51 points. Nice to see him doing so well at Gateshead and I hope he will have learned from his time at the helm at Bootham Crescent. But we'd have gone down if he'd stayed. Tug job

11:53am Wed 18 Dec 13

yorkiemike says...

Well said Rogue!Get to BC on Sat and get behind the team making an extra man.
Well said Rogue!Get to BC on Sat and get behind the team making an extra man. yorkiemike

12:24pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Zachthelad says...

Poor teams lurk near the bottom of the table

Enough said!!
Poor teams lurk near the bottom of the table Enough said!! Zachthelad

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