Adam Reed handed a second chance by York City chief Nigel Worthington

York City midfielder Adam Reed

York City midfielder Adam Reed

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

YORK City boss Nigel Worthington is happy to give Adam Reed a second chance despite his decision to turn down a move to Bootham Crescent in the summer.

Reed has rejoined the Minstermen following his successful loan spell from Sunderland at the end of last season.

The 22-year-old midfielder scored two goals that proved crucial in the fight to preserve City’s Football League status during 2012/13 after playing the last six games of the campaign on loan from Sunderland.

Having being released by the Black Cats, however, Reed signed for Sky Bet League Two Burton instead of agreeing permanent terms with Worthington.

He had been completely frozen out of the Brewers’ first-team plans for three-and-a-half months, though, prior to a 75th-minute substitute outing at home-town Hartlepool the weekend before Christmas.

But Reed and Burton have agreed to part company following the reopening of the transfer window, with Worthington handing him a deal until the end of the season.

The City boss is still hoping to recruit Cheltenham midfielder Russell Penn but, on his swoop for Reed, Worthington said: “We are pleased to get Adam in.

“I spoke to him in the summer and was a bit disappointed when he went to Burton. It hasn’t worked out for him there so we are giving him another opportunity to get his career up and running at this football club.

“Hopefully, he can do as good a job as he did for us last season although he hasn’t played many games recently and might need to get up to speed with his match fitness.”

The Minstermen have, meanwhile, agreed to extend Ben Davies’ loan stay from Preston but Elliott Whitehouse and Ryan Brobbel have returned to their respective parent clubs Sheffield United and Middlesbrough.

Worthington is also hoping to turn centre-back Keith Lowe’s loan move from Cheltenham into a permanent switch, saying: “We are working very hard to bring Keith Lowe in and that would be a big plus for us. He’s a great professional around the place.

“Ben Davies will be staying with us because Preston have agreed to that but Elliott Whitehouse and Ryan Brobbel are going back to their clubs. Elliott has put in a good shift for us and he’s a bit disappointed to be leaving but I feel we need a bit more experience and loan players do not come to clubs to sit on benches or not be involved.

“I’ve had a small discussion with Ryan and he wants to be playing but I can only fit 11 players into a team.”

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1:04pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Wateryturtle says...

Good - hopefully can come in and provide a bit of creativity playing next to Montrose in CM
Good - hopefully can come in and provide a bit of creativity playing next to Montrose in CM Wateryturtle
  • Score: 5

3:31pm Sun 5 Jan 14

johnbyrneshair says...

Good moves so far, though can't understand why NW wants to hold on to Davies, Always targeted by opposition and seems to be at fault for a few goals, including yesterday's. However NW must see something in him, so fair enough. Must win at Sixfields to carry on momentum and take us away from danger zone. How can they justify £22 to watch bottom of Div 4?
Good moves so far, though can't understand why NW wants to hold on to Davies, Always targeted by opposition and seems to be at fault for a few goals, including yesterday's. However NW must see something in him, so fair enough. Must win at Sixfields to carry on momentum and take us away from danger zone. How can they justify £22 to watch bottom of Div 4? johnbyrneshair
  • Score: 7

5:33pm Sun 5 Jan 14

brahma says...

johnbyrneshair wrote:
Good moves so far, though can't understand why NW wants to hold on to Davies, Always targeted by opposition and seems to be at fault for a few goals, including yesterday's. However NW must see something in him, so fair enough. Must win at Sixfields to carry on momentum and take us away from danger zone. How can they justify £22 to watch bottom of Div 4?
They could justify it on either of two grounds: one, as the break-even unit cost for the club to stay in the black, when they've added all their costs for the year, divided by the number of home games and then by the average attendance; two, as being a deterrent to away fans, so making it a more hostile environment for away teams.
[quote][p][bold]johnbyrneshair[/bold] wrote: Good moves so far, though can't understand why NW wants to hold on to Davies, Always targeted by opposition and seems to be at fault for a few goals, including yesterday's. However NW must see something in him, so fair enough. Must win at Sixfields to carry on momentum and take us away from danger zone. How can they justify £22 to watch bottom of Div 4?[/p][/quote]They could justify it on either of two grounds: one, as the break-even unit cost for the club to stay in the black, when they've added all their costs for the year, divided by the number of home games and then by the average attendance; two, as being a deterrent to away fans, so making it a more hostile environment for away teams. brahma
  • Score: -1

8:33pm Sun 5 Jan 14

referee 1 says...

Welcome back to Adam. Regards Davies have been critic of his but despite the mistake yesterday with the goal his commitment and determination was excellent the last two games. He won a lot of important tackles yesterday including 2 solid challenges in front of pop stand that many a experienced player would have backed out of. So credit were its due and earned. Maybe he can prove a lot of us wrong if he carrys on in that form,yes he is young and prone to mistakes its the way you respond and I think he can learn.He had a shocker at Bury but that's gone now.
Welcome back to Adam. Regards Davies have been critic of his but despite the mistake yesterday with the goal his commitment and determination was excellent the last two games. He won a lot of important tackles yesterday including 2 solid challenges in front of pop stand that many a experienced player would have backed out of. So credit were its due and earned. Maybe he can prove a lot of us wrong if he carrys on in that form,yes he is young and prone to mistakes its the way you respond and I think he can learn.He had a shocker at Bury but that's gone now. referee 1
  • Score: 3

9:21pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Fergie says...

Apparently York tracking highly rated Lincoln City LB Scott Newton along with a number of other clubs in league. Welcome back to York Adam. Hope you play as well as you did during your first stay last April.
Apparently York tracking highly rated Lincoln City LB Scott Newton along with a number of other clubs in league. Welcome back to York Adam. Hope you play as well as you did during your first stay last April. Fergie
  • Score: 2

10:42pm Sun 5 Jan 14

erniet says...

You can get Northampton tickets direct from them at £20 for the away end. I know because I have.
You can get Northampton tickets direct from them at £20 for the away end. I know because I have. erniet
  • Score: 1

11:58pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Tug job says...

johnbyrneshair wrote:
Good moves so far, though can't understand why NW wants to hold on to Davies, Always targeted by opposition and seems to be at fault for a few goals, including yesterday's. However NW must see something in him, so fair enough. Must win at Sixfields to carry on momentum and take us away from danger zone. How can they justify £22 to watch bottom of Div 4?
Presumably on the same grounds we charge their fans £17 to stand on a roofless, crumbling terrace or £18 to sit on a hard seat with minimal leg room under a leaking roof, as well as use "vintage" toilets.
[quote][p][bold]johnbyrneshair[/bold] wrote: Good moves so far, though can't understand why NW wants to hold on to Davies, Always targeted by opposition and seems to be at fault for a few goals, including yesterday's. However NW must see something in him, so fair enough. Must win at Sixfields to carry on momentum and take us away from danger zone. How can they justify £22 to watch bottom of Div 4?[/p][/quote]Presumably on the same grounds we charge their fans £17 to stand on a roofless, crumbling terrace or £18 to sit on a hard seat with minimal leg room under a leaking roof, as well as use "vintage" toilets. Tug job
  • Score: 8

8:10am Mon 6 Jan 14

Southern Exile says...

Welcome back Adam!!
Welcome back Adam!! Southern Exile
  • Score: 3

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