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York City chief Gary Mills still hopeful of Jonathan Smith move
YORK City manager Gary Mills is still hopeful of bringing Jonathan Smith back to Bootham Crescent - and confirmed the player is enthusiastic about a return.
Talks continue with the 25-year-old, who has been transfer listed by League One Swindon Town, and Mills said the club has had "numerous discussions" with his agent.
"We are trying to do the deal," he said. "We are waiting for Jonathan and his agent to come back to us and say they are happy and that it will be done.
"A couple of other clubs are interested in him. I have had a chat with Jonathan, who is keen to come back and enthusiastic about coming back.
"I am hoping it will be before Friday, when our season starts. Whether that happens or not - they have been back for ten days already - we are just waiting."
Mills added that there were be "discussions to be had" with Adriano Moke, whose move to Blue Square Bet Premier outfit Cambridge United collapsed after he failed a medical.
Mills previously said he had been "shocked" by the midfielder's rejection of a contract with the Minstermen and, when asked whether there would be talks with Moke, said: "The situation is that they (Cambridge) have come back and said he has failed his medical.
"He has made it clear to me that he wants to go out and play. There was a chance to be a Football League player and force a way into my side and I was looking forward to him moving on from last season and being excited about being in League Two.
"That wasn't the case. He said he wanted to go somewhere and play - as if you are going to be guaranteed to be playing.
"There are discussions to be had and, at this stage, we will have to see."