York City striker Michael Emmerson on loan to Ossett Town as Tyrone Berry exits

York City striker Michael Emmerson, pictured in reserve action last season, has gone out on loan to Ossett Town

York City striker Michael Emmerson, pictured in reserve action last season, has gone out on loan to Ossett Town

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TYRONE Berry has been released by York City after failing to make a senior appearance for the club during his six-week stay on non-contract terms.

The former Crystal Palace and Grays winger made the first-team bench twice – against Gateshead in the league and Cambridge United in the FA Cup – but was an unused substitute on both occasions.

His recent opportunities have also been limited by a hamstring injury.

Commenting on Berry’s departure, City boss Martin Foyle said: “Tyrone has been a bit unfortunate. We’ve had two or three behind-closed-doors games and he did all right in a couple.

“He wasn’t poor by any means, but he picked up a hamstring strain and we’re not in a position to carry anybody. I know that’s ruthless, but we need to make sure we have the room to bring the right people in if we need to during the January transfer window."

First-year professional striker Michael Emmerson, meanwhile, has been loaned out to UniBond League premier division outfit Ossett Town to further his football education.

Foyle added: “Emmo has gone to Ossett for a month and, after that, we will be looking to get him out again. He needs to play men’s football and knows where he stands."

The City boss is also hoping to finalise a permanent transfer to Tamworth for Simon Russell, who has spent the last three months on loan with the Lambs.

But the future of fellow winger Craig Nelthorpe, who is due back at Bootham Crescent on New Year’s Day following his loan spell from Barrow, is yet to be discussed.

Foyle said: “We have virtually agreed things with Tamworth over Simon Russell, but I haven’t spoken to Craig Nelthorpe and David Bayliss at Barrow yet. One or two more might go out on loan during January so we can get a couple more players in and we also need to keep everybody fit."


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2:27pm Tue 29 Dec 09

RuralChap says...

Am waiting with fingers crossed for a quality right sided midfielder. The missing link......
Am waiting with fingers crossed for a quality right sided midfielder. The missing link...... RuralChap
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6:24pm Tue 29 Dec 09

yorkshirecalling says...

You know what ruralchap, for a bumpkin you know your stuff. I agree wholehearty style.

I should think Smith may be one of the ones who may leave on loan in January. Hopefully a run in the first team of a smaller club would boost his confidence. Maybe young Andy McWilliams too.
You know what ruralchap, for a bumpkin you know your stuff. I agree wholehearty style. I should think Smith may be one of the ones who may leave on loan in January. Hopefully a run in the first team of a smaller club would boost his confidence. Maybe young Andy McWilliams too. yorkshirecalling
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6:53pm Tue 29 Dec 09

OLD - HEAD says...

What a strange short term signing Tyrone Berry was, for he never actually appeared on any team sheet. Young Michael Emmerson is in need of plenty of match practice before he could challenge the likes of Brodie, Gash, Rankine and Pacquette for a place in the first team, so there is no use rushing him. I agree about McWilliams and Smith, both could be going out on loan soon, and they might not be the only ones. If we do bring anyone in during the January window it could possibly be a wide midfield player and another defender. Of lot, of course, will depend on if Richard Brodie is still here when the transfer window closes (I certainly hope he is).
What a strange short term signing Tyrone Berry was, for he never actually appeared on any team sheet. Young Michael Emmerson is in need of plenty of match practice before he could challenge the likes of Brodie, Gash, Rankine and Pacquette for a place in the first team, so there is no use rushing him. I agree about McWilliams and Smith, both could be going out on loan soon, and they might not be the only ones. If we do bring anyone in during the January window it could possibly be a wide midfield player and another defender. Of lot, of course, will depend on if Richard Brodie is still here when the transfer window closes (I certainly hope he is). OLD - HEAD
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