Oyebanjo blow as York City lose Scunthorpe friendly

York Press: Lanre Oyebanjo Lanre Oyebanjo

LANRE Oyebanjo suffered a hamstring injury in York City’s 1-0 friendly defeat at Scunthorpe yesterday.

The damage to the former Republic of Ireland under-21 international will now be assessed prior to Friday’s long trip to Devon, where City will face Plymouth Argyle the next day.

Oyebanjo was one of five senior City players who played in the Glanford Park reserve clash, along with David McGurk, Jon Challinor, Jamie Reed and left-back Danny Blanchett, who figured in midfield.

Former Leeds striker Mike Grella scored the only goal for a strong Scunthorpe team that also included former York College student Sam Slocombe, who has recently lost his place in goal to experienced on-loan Millwall ’keeper Steve Mildenhall.

Callum Kennedy, Robbie Gibbons, Damien Mozika, Adda Djezeri and Paul Reid were other first-team players to feature for the Iron, who also parted company with former City player-manager Chris Brass yesterday.

Brass, who had been Alan Knill’s assistant prior to the latter’s dismissal as manager last month, had been filling the same role under his successor Brian Laws but has been told his services are no longer required.

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1:39pm Wed 5 Dec 12

ycfcfooker says...

Chris Brass eh, surprise surprise, wonder why, maybe Scunthorpe didn't fancy going in the conference for a decade
Chris Brass eh, surprise surprise, wonder why, maybe Scunthorpe didn't fancy going in the conference for a decade ycfcfooker

2:47pm Wed 5 Dec 12

openallhours says...

Shame about Banjo but I'm sure Danny P can do a good job at right back (as he has done before).

Gutted for Chris Brass - can anyone tell me where I should send his xmas card?
Shame about Banjo but I'm sure Danny P can do a good job at right back (as he has done before). Gutted for Chris Brass - can anyone tell me where I should send his xmas card? openallhours

3:48pm Wed 5 Dec 12

YorkCityLuke says...

Brass was a terrible manager, but didn't seem like a bad guy and it looked like he tried his best (which was, obviously, nowhere near good enough). I never really felt any anger towards him personally, only that he should have been replaced before things got as bad as they did.
Brass was a terrible manager, but didn't seem like a bad guy and it looked like he tried his best (which was, obviously, nowhere near good enough). I never really felt any anger towards him personally, only that he should have been replaced before things got as bad as they did. YorkCityLuke

5:08pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Yorkie69 says...

I remember Lanre injuring his hamstring at Tamworth which kept him out for quite a while. Weakness there possibly ?
I remember Lanre injuring his hamstring at Tamworth which kept him out for quite a while. Weakness there possibly ? Yorkie69

6:59pm Wed 5 Dec 12

PDH says...

Chris Brass never asked to be the manager he was asked to be. Always 100% committed as a play and a good one he was, always committed as a manager and a good one he was not.
The blame lies with those who made him the manager not on Chris Brass who is a top bloke.
Chris Brass never asked to be the manager he was asked to be. Always 100% committed as a play and a good one he was, always committed as a manager and a good one he was not. The blame lies with those who made him the manager not on Chris Brass who is a top bloke. PDH

7:08pm Wed 5 Dec 12

bartsimmo says...

I concur PDH!

Brassy was a class act for the club and a good servant. It was not his fault that a board put too much confidence in someone so young and completely inexperienced in coaching / management

I would always wish him well in whatever path he chooses! In fact sometimes I wish he was in the middle of our midfield now as a player he motivated well!
I concur PDH! Brassy was a class act for the club and a good servant. It was not his fault that a board put too much confidence in someone so young and completely inexperienced in coaching / management I would always wish him well in whatever path he chooses! In fact sometimes I wish he was in the middle of our midfield now as a player he motivated well! bartsimmo

9:01pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Some old bloke says...

I agree with those comments. Chris Brass seemed a thoroughly decent bloke who desperately wanted to do well as a manager but it just didn't work out. Good luck to him.
I agree with those comments. Chris Brass seemed a thoroughly decent bloke who desperately wanted to do well as a manager but it just didn't work out. Good luck to him. Some old bloke

11:13pm Wed 5 Dec 12

YO1 says...

Interesting article in Duntable/ Luton Times quoting Jonathon Smith as saying he is desperate to stay at Luton because he likes playing in front of big crowds.

Doesn't sound like he wants to come back. Disappointing, considering he was our star summer signing!
Interesting article in Duntable/ Luton Times quoting Jonathon Smith as saying he is desperate to stay at Luton because he likes playing in front of big crowds. Doesn't sound like he wants to come back. Disappointing, considering he was our star summer signing! YO1

12:00am Thu 6 Dec 12

GreenshawGrinder says...

Anyone who wants to stay at Luton has to be desperate! Does he like playing non league football? Or has he found his level?
Anyone who wants to stay at Luton has to be desperate! Does he like playing non league football? Or has he found his level? GreenshawGrinder

2:08am Thu 6 Dec 12

YoRkIe59 says...

also agree with the comments on Brass he stayed popular with the fans for as long as he did because anyone could see how commited he was,as a player he was an awsome presence for us,we and he lost that when lumbered with the managers job.a huge but understandable mistake for all concerned going for a young player manager with the need to save money we are seemingly always destined to have.Regarding Jonothan smith,well there seems to be mixed feelings on how he,s done since his much heralded return to us but given a choice between potts whos been patient and profesional waiting his chance and Smith who,d rather play in front of those scumbags every week i know who id rather have in the side,we can,t afford to have a squad including players who are less than commited to playing for york city let Smith go to Luton permanently along with the other losers who thought the grass was greener there.lawless,Boucar
d,Shaw.
also agree with the comments on Brass he stayed popular with the fans for as long as he did because anyone could see how commited he was,as a player he was an awsome presence for us,we and he lost that when lumbered with the managers job.a huge but understandable mistake for all concerned going for a young player manager with the need to save money we are seemingly always destined to have.Regarding Jonothan smith,well there seems to be mixed feelings on how he,s done since his much heralded return to us but given a choice between potts whos been patient and profesional waiting his chance and Smith who,d rather play in front of those scumbags every week i know who id rather have in the side,we can,t afford to have a squad including players who are less than commited to playing for york city let Smith go to Luton permanently along with the other losers who thought the grass was greener there.lawless,Boucar d,Shaw. YoRkIe59

5:40am Thu 6 Dec 12

PDH says...

Published on Wednesday 5 December 2012 14:25

On-loan midfielder Jonathan Smith is ‘desperate’ to stay at Kenilworth Road, writes Mark Wood.

Parent club York had intimated they may recall him on Monday, but as yet that hasn’t materialised.

The 26-year-old said: “I’m desperate to stay here as I’m really enjoying working under the gaffer, and playing in front of a big crowd every week.

“Playing for a club with ambition of this size, that’s what I want. A team that’s challenging at the top, I think it brings out the best in me.

“Everyone wants to win the league here and I want to be a part of that, because I can see we can win the league.”

Bye bye, we do not need a player with that attitude.
Published on Wednesday 5 December 2012 14:25 On-loan midfielder Jonathan Smith is ‘desperate’ to stay at Kenilworth Road, writes Mark Wood. Parent club York had intimated they may recall him on Monday, but as yet that hasn’t materialised. The 26-year-old said: “I’m desperate to stay here as I’m really enjoying working under the gaffer, and playing in front of a big crowd every week. “Playing for a club with ambition of this size, that’s what I want. A team that’s challenging at the top, I think it brings out the best in me. “Everyone wants to win the league here and I want to be a part of that, because I can see we can win the league.” Bye bye, we do not need a player with that attitude. PDH

8:26am Thu 6 Dec 12

YoRkIe59 says...

yeah in so far as he can with the limited budget i think mills needs something of a minor clearout.some signings havnt worked out it happens but i wouldnt care how good someone was with the sort of attitude smith has to his parent club he was supposed to be so pleased to come back to.id sooner have an enthusiastit youngster fighting for his lace.ooh wait a minute we have one,micheal Potts.
yeah in so far as he can with the limited budget i think mills needs something of a minor clearout.some signings havnt worked out it happens but i wouldnt care how good someone was with the sort of attitude smith has to his parent club he was supposed to be so pleased to come back to.id sooner have an enthusiastit youngster fighting for his lace.ooh wait a minute we have one,micheal Potts. YoRkIe59

8:53am Thu 6 Dec 12

rogue84 says...

well i still think J.Smith is a good player, but if he's started giving it the big'un with that arrogant attitude that Luton STILL seem to have....and he'd rather play in a league below...then there's nothing else we can do.
it's a shame, as i was delighted to have him back in the side. maybe in a mirror image of walker, he prefers playing nearer to his home.
can't imagine he's on a small wage though, so if we want to get rid, lets do it in january.
bring on Plymouth though, long time since we went down there for a fixture, still great to be playing teams like that rather than Lewes etc.
well i still think J.Smith is a good player, but if he's started giving it the big'un with that arrogant attitude that Luton STILL seem to have....and he'd rather play in a league below...then there's nothing else we can do. it's a shame, as i was delighted to have him back in the side. maybe in a mirror image of walker, he prefers playing nearer to his home. can't imagine he's on a small wage though, so if we want to get rid, lets do it in january. bring on Plymouth though, long time since we went down there for a fixture, still great to be playing teams like that rather than Lewes etc. rogue84

3:45pm Thu 6 Dec 12

billoofyork says...

rogue84 wrote:
well i still think J.Smith is a good player, but if he's started giving it the big'un with that arrogant attitude that Luton STILL seem to have....and he'd rather play in a league below...then there's nothing else we can do.
it's a shame, as i was delighted to have him back in the side. maybe in a mirror image of walker, he prefers playing nearer to his home.
can't imagine he's on a small wage though, so if we want to get rid, lets do it in january.
bring on Plymouth though, long time since we went down there for a fixture, still great to be playing teams like that rather than Lewes etc.
he's from preston
[quote][p][bold]rogue84[/bold] wrote: well i still think J.Smith is a good player, but if he's started giving it the big'un with that arrogant attitude that Luton STILL seem to have....and he'd rather play in a league below...then there's nothing else we can do. it's a shame, as i was delighted to have him back in the side. maybe in a mirror image of walker, he prefers playing nearer to his home. can't imagine he's on a small wage though, so if we want to get rid, lets do it in january. bring on Plymouth though, long time since we went down there for a fixture, still great to be playing teams like that rather than Lewes etc.[/p][/quote]he's from preston billoofyork

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