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York City manager Martin Foyle puts trio of trialists under Bootham Crescent spotlight
YORK City manager Martin Foyle ran the rule over trialists David Dowson, Danny Racchi and Jamal Fyfield in yesterday’s 1-1 reserve draw against Chesterfield.
The City boss will now make a decision on the 21-year-old trio although Maidenhead United left-back Fyfield picked up a thigh injury in the Bootham Crescent clash.
Midfielder Racchi has spent the last two seasons at Bury after beginning his career with Huddersfield Town.
Dowson, meanwhile, is a striker who was on the books of Premier League club Sunderland until this summer, having spent loan spells with Chesterfield and Darlington, where he started 15 League games and scored four goals.
Halifax-born Racchi appeared to make the biggest impression on Foyle, who said afterwards: “Jamal Fyfield played for us at left-back but unfortunately he’s hurt his thigh a bit.
“Danny Racchi did very well in midfield before getting tired in the last 15 minutes. He played for Bury last season and has been in the Football League all his life.
“He’s been with a few teams in pre-season and probably been a bit unlucky with things like crossed wires and agents.
“I also phoned David Dowson to ask him if he wanted a game and he offers something.
“I don’t rush into decisions quickly after games but I will be talking to them all about their situations today.”
Foyle also revealed that he had been offered the services of Crawley striker Liam Enver-Marum on loan.
The 22-year-old forward has only started one game with the Red Devils since his summer switch from Eastbourne Borough.
His opportunities look likely to become more restricted at the Broadfield Stadium following the Sussex side’s six-figure signing of former City marksman Richard Brodie last week.
Foyle is still considering the offer and added: “We’ve been asked by Steve Evans (Crawley’s manager) if we want to take him because we were fair to him with Richard Brodie and that’s how you build relationships in football.
“We are getting offered loads of players but they have to be right for the team.
“I need to know how George Purcell reacts to an injection he has had in his ankle to see whether he will be fit again in the next two weeks.
“It’s also about whether I hold on and wait for somebody I know I can get and I won’t panic even though we are low on numbers.”