York City loan extension for Adam Smith

Adam Smith

Adam Smith

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YORK City manager Martin Foyle is ready to extend on-loan Gainsborough Trinity winger Adam Smith’s stay at the club.

Smith scored City’s first goal and played a part in the third as the Minstermen recovered from a half-time deficit to secure maximum points during a 3-1 win with Richard Brodie and Onome Sodje joining him on the scoresheet.

The former Chesterfield player was also named sponsors’ man-of-the-match despite only entering the action at the start of the second period, as part of a double substitution that saw Simon Russell also introduced and Mark Robinson and Mark Greaves withdrawn.

Smith’s current loan deal will expire on January 6 and Foyle said: “I’ve spoken to Adam and we just need to make sure things would be all right with Gainsborough as he’s contracted to them.

“We took him on trial at Wrexham when I was there but he picked up a hamstring injury. I’d seen enough though to take a gamble on him though and his pace causes problems.

“He is a very fresh, honest boy who wants that second chance to progress in professional football.”

Foyle added that he hopes City’s first home win in six matches will help settle his side’s nerves at KitKat Crescent.

A poor first half saw City booed off at the interval before Smith’s goal kick-started an impressive comeback.

The Minstermen chief added: “I was right with the supporters and agreed 100 per cent because there was nothing to be positive about in the first half.

“We were nowhere near what I expect from this group of players and looked very, very nervous again.

“We didn’t get the ball down and couldn’t string two passes together. We were just hoofing and we certainly don’t work on that on the training pitch.

“The heads dropped after their goal and I don’t like that. I want them to be braver.

“We played some great football in the second half though and could have scored one or two more. We’ve broken the home hoodoo now and the players might relax a bit more.”

Foyle also shed light on a finger-pointing confrontation between himself and rival boss Liam Daish during the second half after Ebbsfleet left-back Sacha Opinel fell to the ground and required treatment.

The City boss said: “I thought their lad had dived and will stick to my word. He went down screaming when he wasn’t touched.”

Daish refuted that allegation aftewards, responding: “He (Foyle) called one of my players a cheat but I know my players and they are honest so I was disappointed with his comments.”

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4:56pm Mon 22 Dec 08

PeterB says...

What level of fee are Gainsboro' wanting if we were to make deal permanent?

Should be a good asset as he seems to have the pace and decent enough touch at this level.
What level of fee are Gainsboro' wanting if we were to make deal permanent? Should be a good asset as he seems to have the pace and decent enough touch at this level. PeterB
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7:15pm Mon 22 Dec 08

avidfan says...

I hope that we can find the money to make the deal permanent in January. I don't think we have seen the best of him yet either as he's yet to get his full match fitness.

If we need pace on the other side of the park how about Sam Duncum who had his loan cut short from Rotherham because of injury. He's now doing well at Ilkeston Town.
I hope that we can find the money to make the deal permanent in January. I don't think we have seen the best of him yet either as he's yet to get his full match fitness. If we need pace on the other side of the park how about Sam Duncum who had his loan cut short from Rotherham because of injury. He's now doing well at Ilkeston Town. avidfan
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8:30pm Mon 22 Dec 08

Imp says...

Smith is right-sided, Duncum is right-sided, Russell is right-sided...

If we need width on the other side of the park, it might be any idea to try find a LEFT winger.
Smith is right-sided, Duncum is right-sided, Russell is right-sided... If we need width on the other side of the park, it might be any idea to try find a LEFT winger. Imp
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9:48pm Mon 22 Dec 08

Some old bloke says...

Or even give Shepherd a few games?
Or even give Shepherd a few games? Some old bloke
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10:05pm Mon 22 Dec 08

Imp says...

Shepherd was in Foyle's squad for his first match, but has been injured since, hence other players filling in.

I think letting Rothery go and bringing in another option for the left makes sense.
Shepherd was in Foyle's squad for his first match, but has been injured since, hence other players filling in. I think letting Rothery go and bringing in another option for the left makes sense. Imp
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9:25am Tue 23 Dec 08

Monkey2 says...

Shepherd's too lightweight, as was Duncum for that matter.
I really liked Duncum's pace, but he struggled when it came to taking on defenders- it was like he raced up the pitch, but didn't have a clue what to do when he got there. Shame really
Shepherd's too lightweight, as was Duncum for that matter. I really liked Duncum's pace, but he struggled when it came to taking on defenders- it was like he raced up the pitch, but didn't have a clue what to do when he got there. Shame really Monkey2
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1:46pm Tue 23 Dec 08

LiamOfAcomb says...

Smith should be signed up permanantly, he looks a better player than Russell and other right wingers we have had recently.

I doubt we would have to give Gainsborough a massive fee for one of their players and i don't think football experience is really needed to get out of this league.
Smith should be signed up permanantly, he looks a better player than Russell and other right wingers we have had recently. I doubt we would have to give Gainsborough a massive fee for one of their players and i don't think football experience is really needed to get out of this league. LiamOfAcomb
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