Djoumin Sangare agrees new York City deal

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FANS’ favourite Djoumin Sangare has agreed to sign a new contract that will keep him at York City until Christmas.

Frenchman Sangare, affectionately known as ‘Jimmy’ by City supporters, has accepted the six-month deal he was offered at the end of an injury-interrupted season with the Minstermen.

Manager Martin Foyle has now challenged the 26-year-old defender to earn a longer stay at Bootham Crescent by proving his fitness during the first half of the 2010/11 campaign.

Former Salisbury and Stafford Rangers centre-back Sangare was sidelined for a total of 16 games last season and the City chief said: “Jimmy has verbally agreed to a short-term contract but has not signed it yet as he is in France.

“He didn’t play enough games for me last season but he’s never done a pre-season in five years and that doesn’t help. I’m not doubting his ability, but I want to see more of him in terms of games.

“He’s got a contract until Christmas so I’m putting him under a bit of pressure, but good players respond to that.”

Foyle also feels that Sangare, who was thrown on as an emergency striker at Wembley during the latter stages of City’s 3-1 Blue Square Premier final defeat against Oxford, can establish himself as the club’s “utility man” next season.

The City boss added: “I want to look at Jimmy in the middle of the park, in the centre of defence and at right-back during pre-season.

“Every side needs a utility man and I think he can be ours.

“Players like Alex Lawless, Neil Barrett and Dan Parslow can cover a number of positions too and that’s good because we will be looking at a squad of 19 senior players and the two young boys (Dean Lisles and Jamie Hopcutt).

“Jimmy could do a good job for us in midfield but he will need to be fit to do it.

“I think if he spends two years at the same club and gets a pre-season in him, we might get a good player but that will be down to him.”

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12:06pm Fri 28 May 10

Nick Tolliss says...

Cracking and I know that Jimmy can get a longer contract. I was quite impessed when he played up fron at Wembley.
Cracking and I know that Jimmy can get a longer contract. I was quite impessed when he played up fron at Wembley. Nick Tolliss
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12:35pm Fri 28 May 10

Zetkin says...

Allez, allez, Sangare!
Allez, allez, Sangare! Zetkin
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12:54pm Fri 28 May 10

Head of Bomber Command says...

Excellent news. I have a lot of time for the guy.

HOBC
Excellent news. I have a lot of time for the guy. HOBC Head of Bomber Command
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1:23pm Fri 28 May 10

cityforthepremier says...

This is fantastic news! Jimmy is a fantastic guy, for those that have had chance to speak to him on numerous occasions his attitude is first class! hes shown this by committing on such a short deal, im sure he will prove himself because thats the sort of guy he is. all the best Jimmy and thanks for staying on board!
This is fantastic news! Jimmy is a fantastic guy, for those that have had chance to speak to him on numerous occasions his attitude is first class! hes shown this by committing on such a short deal, im sure he will prove himself because thats the sort of guy he is. all the best Jimmy and thanks for staying on board! cityforthepremier
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1:57pm Fri 28 May 10

billoofyork says...

best news of the lot. would have hated seeing him playing against us.
top bloke, top player
best news of the lot. would have hated seeing him playing against us. top bloke, top player billoofyork
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3:13pm Fri 28 May 10

Baggy Y Fronts says...

This news has really made my weekend, just need to get pen to paper to make certain. Security words - then sign, very apt indeed.
This news has really made my weekend, just need to get pen to paper to make certain. Security words - then sign, very apt indeed. Baggy Y Fronts
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3:21pm Fri 28 May 10

Punk_Ian says...

fantastic news
fantastic news Punk_Ian
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5:47pm Fri 28 May 10

PDH says...

Thats the end Luke Graham then. Shame cos he's the best of the lot, but the four we have got are good, and two attacking full backs, good enough for 5-3-2 / 3-5-2 / 3-4-3 ?

security word wing-lack (back?)
PDH
Thats the end Luke Graham then. Shame cos he's the best of the lot, but the four we have got are good, and two attacking full backs, good enough for 5-3-2 / 3-5-2 / 3-4-3 ? security word wing-lack (back?) PDH PDH
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7:54pm Fri 28 May 10

calders says...

Ca c'est bon. Il est un jouer magnifique dans le BSP et je suis tres "chuffed". Allez les rouges.
Ca c'est bon. Il est un jouer magnifique dans le BSP et je suis tres "chuffed". Allez les rouges. calders
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8:17pm Fri 28 May 10

goreds says...

great news - jimmy can play anywhere - not sure if parslow can
great news - jimmy can play anywhere - not sure if parslow can goreds
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8:13am Sat 29 May 10

yorkandproud says...

Why only Christmas? Has he got another job lined up at that time, also wearing red.
Why only Christmas? Has he got another job lined up at that time, also wearing red. yorkandproud
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11:25am Sat 29 May 10

OLD - HEAD says...

Good news, as I rate "Jimmy", and if he can be coached out of diving into tackles in dangerous areas, he will be a valueable member of our squad.
Good news, as I rate "Jimmy", and if he can be coached out of diving into tackles in dangerous areas, he will be a valueable member of our squad. OLD - HEAD
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8:09pm Sun 30 May 10

AdHolmes says...

well Sunday night and i'm bored! has anybody got any transfer rumours for York?
well Sunday night and i'm bored! has anybody got any transfer rumours for York? AdHolmes
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