Loan zone task tests York City boss Nigel Worthington

Luke O’Neill is to return to his parent club Burnley after City’s clash against Dagenham & Redbridge

Ryan Brobbel

First published in Sport York Press: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

NIGEL Worthington remains undecided on whether to extend Middlesbrough winger Ryan Brobbel’s loan stay at York City.

The Hartlepool-born 20-year-old has only started one of the Minstermen’s last 11 matches, chiefly because of FA restrictions that limit the number of loan players in any matchday squad to five.

But, despite Worthington naming just three loan players in his starting XI during the 1-0 New Year’s Day home win over Morecambe, Brobbel stayed on the bench for the whole match with Lanre Oyebanjo and Michael Coulson preferred on the flanks.

Brobbel’s current loan spell is due to expire following tomorrow’s Bootham Crescent clash against Dagenham & Redbridge with City chief Worthington saying: “If he’s going to be here, he needs to be playing.

“I have had discussions with him on not being involved because of the loan situation and I will really have to look at his situation in the next few days. He was outstanding against Scunthorpe but I’ve not seen enough of that from him when he’s had the opportunity to play since.

“I will have to decide whether we need that bit of extra pace and little bit of magic he can provide and the boy himself might need to decide whether he wants to stay as well.”

Elliott Whitehouse and Ben Davies’ loans will be up for renewal too following the Dagenham game, while Luke O’Neill will return to parent club Burnley and goalkeeper Aaron McCarey has already been recalled by Wolves.

City boss Worthington is now hoping to recruit a new ’keeper as cover and competition for fit-again Michael Ingham, although previous loan signing Nick Pope is unlikely to return to Bootham Crescent.

“I am hoping young Ben Davies will stay with us and we will be having a look at Elliott Whitehouse’s situation after Saturday,” Worthington added.

Ahead of tomorrow’s encounter, the Minstermen chief is also insisting that his team must endeavour to follow up their first win in 12 matches with another positive result against Dagenham.

He said: “You can never rest on your laurels in football whether you are a manager, coach or player. One win does not make a season.

“We have made a nice start to 2014 but we’re now looking forward to another game against a team who have done extremely well during the first half of the season. They have got a couple of goal poachers who have been very good for them up to now.

“They are also more solid in terms of the number of goals they concede but, hopefully, we will have a good go at them. We are in front of our own fans and we have got to look to repeat our performance on New Year’s Day to get another win.”

Top scorer Ryan Jarvis is doubtful with the hamstring strain that caused him to be substituted in the second half against Morecambe but new striker Shaq McDonald could be in contention for a place on the bench.

Chris Smith (ankle ligament damage) remains sidelined, along with fellow central defender and long-term casualty Dan Parslow (cruciate).

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12:41pm Fri 3 Jan 14

referee 1 says...

did not do enough for me against Oxford and deserved to be substituted,shown odd moments but doubt whether he will stay himself if not playing,yes good at his feet going forward but dos he defend back enough and give protection to the fullback,i not sure he dos at times.
did not do enough for me against Oxford and deserved to be substituted,shown odd moments but doubt whether he will stay himself if not playing,yes good at his feet going forward but dos he defend back enough and give protection to the fullback,i not sure he dos at times. referee 1
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12:58pm Fri 3 Jan 14

OLD - HEAD says...

To be honest after signing Lowe on permanently, I would send all of the other loanees back to their clubs. Thank them for what the have done, but its time for a change. Having too many loanees has not really helped our cause.
To be honest after signing Lowe on permanently, I would send all of the other loanees back to their clubs. Thank them for what the have done, but its time for a change. Having too many loanees has not really helped our cause. OLD - HEAD
  • Score: -2

1:05pm Fri 3 Jan 14

heartbreaker says...

Did I miss something about Chris Kettings? Did he end up back at Blackpool?
Did I miss something about Chris Kettings? Did he end up back at Blackpool? heartbreaker
  • Score: 2

2:06pm Fri 3 Jan 14

paintitred says...

heartbreaker wrote:
Did I miss something about Chris Kettings? Did he end up back at Blackpool?
kettings spat his dummy out and choose to return to Blackpool when we brought in Nick pope and he went straight into the team.
i can see how he wouldnt be best pleased at been overlooked but i would class him as acting in a very unprofessional manner in turning his back on the loan agreement.
[quote][p][bold]heartbreaker[/bold] wrote: Did I miss something about Chris Kettings? Did he end up back at Blackpool?[/p][/quote]kettings spat his dummy out and choose to return to Blackpool when we brought in Nick pope and he went straight into the team. i can see how he wouldnt be best pleased at been overlooked but i would class him as acting in a very unprofessional manner in turning his back on the loan agreement. paintitred
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3:29pm Fri 3 Jan 14

yorkandproud says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
To be honest after signing Lowe on permanently, I would send all of the other loanees back to their clubs. Thank them for what the have done, but its time for a change. Having too many loanees has not really helped our cause.
I would definitely keep Davies a bit longer if possible. He is steady for his age. To be honest Brobbell suffered with the international call up , then losing his place. Agreed, he did nothing against Oxford. Whitehouse has done nothing wrong really. I really like Carson too. Maybe Puri deserves a chance now. McDonald will come in to the picture too. Just could do with a midfielder who goes at them. I like Montrose breaking up play, but needs help in midfield. COYR 3 points tomorrow.
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: To be honest after signing Lowe on permanently, I would send all of the other loanees back to their clubs. Thank them for what the have done, but its time for a change. Having too many loanees has not really helped our cause.[/p][/quote]I would definitely keep Davies a bit longer if possible. He is steady for his age. To be honest Brobbell suffered with the international call up , then losing his place. Agreed, he did nothing against Oxford. Whitehouse has done nothing wrong really. I really like Carson too. Maybe Puri deserves a chance now. McDonald will come in to the picture too. Just could do with a midfielder who goes at them. I like Montrose breaking up play, but needs help in midfield. COYR 3 points tomorrow. yorkandproud
  • Score: 1

3:52pm Fri 3 Jan 14

old_school_minsterman says...

Davies and Whitehouse no better than what we currently have in those positions but Platt needs to be back at Harrogate as he doesn't do enough and is poor on the ball.
Davies and Whitehouse no better than what we currently have in those positions but Platt needs to be back at Harrogate as he doesn't do enough and is poor on the ball. old_school_minsterman
  • Score: 1

5:56pm Fri 3 Jan 14

henleazeyorkie says...

I'm sorry but Mr Flett is wide of the mark, because Bill definitely said yesterday POPE IS RETURNING FROM CHARLTON AS KEEPER COVER, and whatever Bill says.........
I'm sorry but Mr Flett is wide of the mark, because Bill definitely said yesterday POPE IS RETURNING FROM CHARLTON AS KEEPER COVER, and whatever Bill says......... henleazeyorkie
  • Score: 4

6:00pm Fri 3 Jan 14

upthecity says...

Bizarre quote from Worthington “If he’s going to be here, he needs to be playing" when surely its up to Worthy whether he plays! if he isn't good enough get some else in. for what its worth id keep him, he has chipped in with 3 goals and is a good attacking option and not scared to carry the ball forward. i think he has had more of an impact than whitehouse who, along with davies, was very poor against accrington and bury. id keep davies as he did pretty well against morecambe and is only a a young 'un.
Bizarre quote from Worthington “If he’s going to be here, he needs to be playing" when surely its up to Worthy whether he plays! if he isn't good enough get some else in. for what its worth id keep him, he has chipped in with 3 goals and is a good attacking option and not scared to carry the ball forward. i think he has had more of an impact than whitehouse who, along with davies, was very poor against accrington and bury. id keep davies as he did pretty well against morecambe and is only a a young 'un. upthecity
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7:32pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Anysport says...

IMO Whitehouse links up well with Montrose in the middle of the pitch, but we need to have a bit of pace and trickery on the flanks to move the opposition defenders around - Brobbel fits the need, if the ball is anywhere near the ground!!!

With O'Neil going back at least Oyebanjo will slot back in to RB which will balance the team better.

With more games off tomorrow we could be up to 16th with a win - MUST go for it from the start.
IMO Whitehouse links up well with Montrose in the middle of the pitch, but we need to have a bit of pace and trickery on the flanks to move the opposition defenders around - Brobbel fits the need, if the ball is anywhere near the ground!!! With O'Neil going back at least Oyebanjo will slot back in to RB which will balance the team better. With more games off tomorrow we could be up to 16th with a win - MUST go for it from the start. Anysport
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8:38pm Fri 3 Jan 14

bill bailey says...

henleazeyorkie wrote:
I'm sorry but Mr Flett is wide of the mark, because Bill definitely said yesterday POPE IS RETURNING FROM CHARLTON AS KEEPER COVER, and whatever Bill says.........
Hi Brissle boy ,,, his returning to City was on the Charlton web site. If he's not coming something went wrong this end and NW has another keeper in his sights. Just shows you cant believe anything you read. be lucky.
[quote][p][bold]henleazeyorkie[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry but Mr Flett is wide of the mark, because Bill definitely said yesterday POPE IS RETURNING FROM CHARLTON AS KEEPER COVER, and whatever Bill says.........[/p][/quote]Hi Brissle boy ,,, his returning to City was on the Charlton web site. If he's not coming something went wrong this end and NW has another keeper in his sights. Just shows you cant believe anything you read. be lucky. bill bailey
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8:57pm Fri 3 Jan 14

ian923 says...

City trying to sign someone today. Is it Lowe permanently or someone else. Could be Reed from Burton.
City trying to sign someone today. Is it Lowe permanently or someone else. Could be Reed from Burton. ian923
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8:59pm Fri 3 Jan 14

bill bailey says...

Keeping the keeper subject on the boil. Chris Maxwell 23.who has been on loan at Cambridge Utd, played in 24 games and kept 16 clean sheets will not be continuing his loan there. Fleetwood said he's available to go out on loan Somewhere else.
Keeping the keeper subject on the boil. Chris Maxwell 23.who has been on loan at Cambridge Utd, played in 24 games and kept 16 clean sheets will not be continuing his loan there. Fleetwood said he's available to go out on loan Somewhere else. bill bailey
  • Score: 1

9:07pm Fri 3 Jan 14

openallhours says...

Sad to see O'Neill go as on his day he's a classy player. Was interesting to see us get 3 points on Wednesday without Brobbel, Whitehouse and McCarey. Would be nice if Mills took Chambers and Smith to Gateshead for the rest of the season to free up some money for more players in the ilk of Carson and Jarvis.
Sad to see O'Neill go as on his day he's a classy player. Was interesting to see us get 3 points on Wednesday without Brobbel, Whitehouse and McCarey. Would be nice if Mills took Chambers and Smith to Gateshead for the rest of the season to free up some money for more players in the ilk of Carson and Jarvis. openallhours
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10:58am Sat 4 Jan 14

duffy says...

ian923 wrote:
City trying to sign someone today. Is it Lowe permanently or someone else. Could be Reed from Burton.
Maybe Penn from Cheltenham.
[quote][p][bold]ian923[/bold] wrote: City trying to sign someone today. Is it Lowe permanently or someone else. Could be Reed from Burton.[/p][/quote]Maybe Penn from Cheltenham. duffy
  • Score: 0

1:26pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Wateryturtle says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
To be honest after signing Lowe on permanently, I would send all of the other loanees back to their clubs. Thank them for what the have done, but its time for a change. Having too many loanees has not really helped our cause.
Really disagree with the above... Carson has been one of our best players this season - much better than Chambers for example, and Davies had been excellent - much much better than Flyfield. I don't have a problem with loans, they are our best chance to bring in talented players.
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: To be honest after signing Lowe on permanently, I would send all of the other loanees back to their clubs. Thank them for what the have done, but its time for a change. Having too many loanees has not really helped our cause.[/p][/quote]Really disagree with the above... Carson has been one of our best players this season - much better than Chambers for example, and Davies had been excellent - much much better than Flyfield. I don't have a problem with loans, they are our best chance to bring in talented players. Wateryturtle
  • Score: 0

3:10pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Young York says...

I think Worthington knows Brobbel wont stay and is trying to cover his own back. I also think some fans have short memories, Brobbel was man of the match in most games he played in when he first joined us including a player of the month award. Against Oxford we played hoof ball - were as Brobbel likes the ball at his feet, playing proper football! So I think NW is doing him a bit of a dis-service saying he hasn't seen enough from him since Scunny game, he's not played him and when he has the style of football has been awful. If Brobbel was in a team with a solid defence or a team that play with better tactics, I reckon he would be the star man most weeks.
I think Worthington knows Brobbel wont stay and is trying to cover his own back. I also think some fans have short memories, Brobbel was man of the match in most games he played in when he first joined us including a player of the month award. Against Oxford we played hoof ball - were as Brobbel likes the ball at his feet, playing proper football! So I think NW is doing him a bit of a dis-service saying he hasn't seen enough from him since Scunny game, he's not played him and when he has the style of football has been awful. If Brobbel was in a team with a solid defence or a team that play with better tactics, I reckon he would be the star man most weeks. Young York
  • Score: 1

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