New boy Marvin McCoy vows to learn from York City manager Nigel Worthington

New signing Marvin McCoy in the York City boardroom at Bootham Crescent

New signing eager to learn from City manager

Marvin McCoy in action, left, for Wycombe against York City's Ryan Brobbel

First published in Sport

MARVIN McCOY is "looking forward to learning" from York City manager Nigel Worthington after signing a two-year deal with the Minstermen.

The 25-year-old Antigua and Barbuda international right-back has arrived at BoothamCrescent after being released by League Two rivals Wycombe Wanderers at the end of last season/

McCoy made more than a century of appearances for the Chairboys and 40 last season as he was a key figure as they fought to remain in the Football League.

He'll be expected to fill the void left by Lanre Oyebanjo's move to Crawley Town and said the interest of former Northern Ireland boss Worthington had been a big factor in his decision to join the club.

"The manager showed a good interest in me and I am looking to learn from him," McCoy said. "I study football so I was aware of his career and, when we played York City, I thought the team was really good.

"We drew one game and we lost. They were very tough games, especially the one here and in the first half. I remember it quite clearly.They are a very good team and I am looking forward to it. I hope we can challenge for promotion. York just missed out in the play-offs last season and we'll be looking to go one better.

"Once I knew York were interested there wasn't much else to think about, to be honest with you. I know it will further my career and any move that is going to do that I am up for it."

McCoy worked in CCTV management in London while playing for Wealdstone before impressing Wycombe during a trial at the club and gaining a contract at the club.

He described his time with the Chairboys as character building. "We've been promoted, which was very good, and relegated, which obviously wasn't.

"It makes you stronger in those tough times. You have to push to keep going and be determined, no matter what happens.

"It has helped in my journey as a footballer and has helped to build me as a player. I've played in League and I'd like to think I did quite well there. I've played a lot of League Two."

McCoy continued: "I am a very good one-to-one defender. I am very quick. I like to get forward and put crosses into the box. I just think we need to build on last season. With the recruitments we have made already, I see that we are going in the right direction.

The six-time capped international, who has played matches against the likes of the USA, Jamaica and Haiti, said one of the key things he had learned at Wycombe was how to deal with expectation.

On that challenge, with City fans optimistic of a strong campaign next season after reaching the play-offs last time around, McCoy said: "I think it's healthy. You have always got to strive to do good things and, if you do that, you won't fall short.

"I really hope we can push on and have a successful season."

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6:31pm Mon 9 Jun 14

YCFC George says...

having a strong relationship with the manager as a player is important and this shows Marvin is committed to the future of the club

Welcome to York Marvin
having a strong relationship with the manager as a player is important and this shows Marvin is committed to the future of the club Welcome to York Marvin YCFC George
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7:48pm Mon 9 Jun 14

T.R.M1974 says...

Welcome to the club Marvin, Keef will look after you playing along side you, him and NW can only improve your game so get your head down the future is bright COYR!
Welcome to the club Marvin, Keef will look after you playing along side you, him and NW can only improve your game so get your head down the future is bright COYR! T.R.M1974
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10:06pm Mon 9 Jun 14

bill bailey says...

TRM 1974, you are right. Its important to keep your head down and looking at yourself and saying how can I get better. watch other players .ask the question how can I improve my game. what is on his side is he's a defender and there is no one better to improve your game than to have NW as your tutor. what I hear he's a good signing , we now need another poacher up front and a holding midfielder. then the coaching staff concentrating more time on our fringe youngsters the future is looking good. Welcome Marvin you will injoy life at York City.
TRM 1974, you are right. Its important to keep your head down and looking at yourself and saying how can I get better. watch other players .ask the question how can I improve my game. what is on his side is he's a defender and there is no one better to improve your game than to have NW as your tutor. what I hear he's a good signing , we now need another poacher up front and a holding midfielder. then the coaching staff concentrating more time on our fringe youngsters the future is looking good. Welcome Marvin you will injoy life at York City. bill bailey
  • Score: 5

1:25am Tue 10 Jun 14

nomorenursing says...

Is he the The Real McCoy? (Sorry, couldn't resist a Sun-type headline).
Is he the The Real McCoy? (Sorry, couldn't resist a Sun-type headline). nomorenursing
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10:23am Tue 10 Jun 14

the-e-man says...

nomorenursing wrote:
Is he the The Real McCoy? (Sorry, couldn't resist a Sun-type headline).
Or could he be "Marvellous Marvin" - I hope so.
[quote][p][bold]nomorenursing[/bold] wrote: Is he the The Real McCoy? (Sorry, couldn't resist a Sun-type headline).[/p][/quote]Or could he be "Marvellous Marvin" - I hope so. the-e-man
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10:26am Tue 10 Jun 14

joejamestom says...

T.R.M1974 wrote:
Welcome to the club Marvin, Keef will look after you playing along side you, him and NW can only improve your game so get your head down the future is bright COYR!
From what I can gather he will need to develop the attacking side of his game to fill Banj's shoes, good signing though still missing a linking midfielder rather like Boucaud, who is available but may be overpriced four our squad. Hopefully Bowman will come good this season & fletch will return ready to play a big part, not sure we need an out & out striker but an option of an offensive midfielder capable of 10 goals might be a better option with our less than beguiling football style last season.
Season ticket sorted C'mon!!!
[quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: Welcome to the club Marvin, Keef will look after you playing along side you, him and NW can only improve your game so get your head down the future is bright COYR![/p][/quote]From what I can gather he will need to develop the attacking side of his game to fill Banj's shoes, good signing though still missing a linking midfielder rather like Boucaud, who is available but may be overpriced four our squad. Hopefully Bowman will come good this season & fletch will return ready to play a big part, not sure we need an out & out striker but an option of an offensive midfielder capable of 10 goals might be a better option with our less than beguiling football style last season. Season ticket sorted C'mon!!! joejamestom
  • Score: 5

12:11pm Wed 11 Jun 14

bartsimmo says...

Johnjo o toole would be a fantastic signing for the midfield role. I wonder if Marv can throw as far as oyebanjo?
Johnjo o toole would be a fantastic signing for the midfield role. I wonder if Marv can throw as far as oyebanjo? bartsimmo
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