Quiet transfer deadline day for York City boss Gary Mills

TRANSFER deadline day passed off quietly for York City manager Gary Mills.

The Bootham Crescent boss was not expecting any late deals in or out of the League Two club having completed his moves earlier in the transfer window.

Mills completed the loan signings of Blackburn centre-back Jack O'Connell and Swansea full-back Curtis Obeng and revealed that he wants the pair to remain at City after their initial spell of a month.

He said: “What’s good about a month, when we have the initial conversation – ‘a month with a view to taking them until the end of the season’ – is that it is not just good for me but for the player as well.

"It’s good for them to come in and see how I work, see how the football club works, living in the city and enjoying themselves.

“It helps them want to stay on even longer. At the moment, the agreement with both of them is they are both here for a month with a view to staying longer.”

Mills added that he may look to strengthen his squad with more loan additions when that window reopens next Thursday.

“There are a couple of players we are talking about,” he said. “Although the deadline has ended, the loan window opens up again next Thursday and you can bring players in then.

"I’m not going to rushed into anything for the game on Saturday if I don’t need to. There’s always that chance that I could get another player in on loan, or two players, to see us through to the end of the season.”

While City have signed former Derry forward David McDaid, with Mills saying he could play a part in Saturday's League Two match against Morecambe, Jamie Reed will also remain at Bootham Crescent – as a proposed move to Conference side Kidderminster fell through.

Mills added: “Nothing has happened with Kidderminster. They came in and we actually agreed. They have gone back and I hear they have signed someone else, so it looks like Reedy is still with us. Nobody else is going to be going out but players could go out on loan when the window opens next week.”

On McDaid he said: “We have got the international clearance through. He’s all ready to go. He won’t start but, certainly, it would excite me to bring him off the bench because he could bring quite a lot. I think there’s a good chance he will be involved in the 16 on Saturday.”

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7:48pm Thu 31 Jan 13

duffy says...

Surely Reed is now enjoying the sun in Australia and Walker house hunting in Sheffield ?
Surely Reed is now enjoying the sun in Australia and Walker house hunting in Sheffield ? duffy
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8:00pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Tug job says...

duffy wrote:
Surely Reed is now enjoying the sun in Australia and Walker house hunting in Sheffield ?
Don't you mean commuting to Chester, LOL! Article a bit premature as deadline ends at 11.00 pm tonight. Assume Obeng's international clearance has arrived to allow him to play on Saturday? Looking forward to seeing him play.
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: Surely Reed is now enjoying the sun in Australia and Walker house hunting in Sheffield ?[/p][/quote]Don't you mean commuting to Chester, LOL! Article a bit premature as deadline ends at 11.00 pm tonight. Assume Obeng's international clearance has arrived to allow him to play on Saturday? Looking forward to seeing him play. Tug job
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8:01pm Thu 31 Jan 13

duffy says...

Tug job wrote:
duffy wrote:
Surely Reed is now enjoying the sun in Australia and Walker house hunting in Sheffield ?
Don't you mean commuting to Chester, LOL! Article a bit premature as deadline ends at 11.00 pm tonight. Assume Obeng's international clearance has arrived to allow him to play on Saturday? Looking forward to seeing him play.
Yes he can play.
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: Surely Reed is now enjoying the sun in Australia and Walker house hunting in Sheffield ?[/p][/quote]Don't you mean commuting to Chester, LOL! Article a bit premature as deadline ends at 11.00 pm tonight. Assume Obeng's international clearance has arrived to allow him to play on Saturday? Looking forward to seeing him play.[/p][/quote]Yes he can play. duffy
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8:29pm Thu 31 Jan 13

YorkCityLuke says...

So, thoughts on the comings and goings of this transfer window?

I think we may have done ok from it, depending on how successful the new strikers are. Everson looked handy for the 10 minutes I saw him play, but beyond that who knows how they'll turn out.

Obeng and O'Connell both seem like very good defensive signings, even if they're not here for long.
So, thoughts on the comings and goings of this transfer window? I think we may have done ok from it, depending on how successful the new strikers are. Everson looked handy for the 10 minutes I saw him play, but beyond that who knows how they'll turn out. Obeng and O'Connell both seem like very good defensive signings, even if they're not here for long. YorkCityLuke
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8:41pm Thu 31 Jan 13

johnno65 says...

What happened to the Irish lad Jarvis?
What happened to the Irish lad Jarvis? johnno65
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10:03pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Tug job says...

johnno65 wrote:
What happened to the Irish lad Jarvis?
Didn't impress during the 6-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers.
[quote][p][bold]johnno65[/bold] wrote: What happened to the Irish lad Jarvis?[/p][/quote]Didn't impress during the 6-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers. Tug job
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11:31pm Thu 31 Jan 13

cityforthepremier says...

Tug job wrote:
johnno65 wrote:
What happened to the Irish lad Jarvis?
Didn't impress during the 6-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers.
You seem to think your always in the know?
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]johnno65[/bold] wrote: What happened to the Irish lad Jarvis?[/p][/quote]Didn't impress during the 6-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]You seem to think your always in the know? cityforthepremier
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6:20am Fri 1 Feb 13

YoRkIe59 says...

why ask the question if your going to get stroppy when someone answers it.Mills just said he wasnt signing him at least not for now.
why ask the question if your going to get stroppy when someone answers it.Mills just said he wasnt signing him at least not for now. YoRkIe59
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6:35am Fri 1 Feb 13

YoRkIe59 says...

ha i must be cracking up like so many others sometimes seem to be on here.ok premier you didnt ask the question but it still needs asking why get so stroppy when all someone was doing was answering someones question.
ha i must be cracking up like so many others sometimes seem to be on here.ok premier you didnt ask the question but it still needs asking why get so stroppy when all someone was doing was answering someones question. YoRkIe59
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7:43am Fri 1 Feb 13

duffy says...

YoRkIe59 wrote:
ha i must be cracking up like so many others sometimes seem to be on here.ok premier you didnt ask the question but it still needs asking why get so stroppy when all someone was doing was answering someones question.
Because that's the only reason he comes on here. It's just saddo Dave again.
[quote][p][bold]YoRkIe59[/bold] wrote: ha i must be cracking up like so many others sometimes seem to be on here.ok premier you didnt ask the question but it still needs asking why get so stroppy when all someone was doing was answering someones question.[/p][/quote]Because that's the only reason he comes on here. It's just saddo Dave again. duffy
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10:02am Fri 1 Feb 13

OLD - HEAD says...

Sorry that Jamie Reed didnt get the move that he wanted. I dont suppose that we will be seeing much of him from now on. He will have dropped down the pecking order behind the new signings.
Sorry that Jamie Reed didnt get the move that he wanted. I dont suppose that we will be seeing much of him from now on. He will have dropped down the pecking order behind the new signings. OLD - HEAD
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10:09am Fri 1 Feb 13

Dortmun says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
Sorry that Jamie Reed didnt get the move that he wanted. I dont suppose that we will be seeing much of him from now on. He will have dropped down the pecking order behind the new signings.
Yes shame for him and would have brought some money in. Will prob go on lone now
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: Sorry that Jamie Reed didnt get the move that he wanted. I dont suppose that we will be seeing much of him from now on. He will have dropped down the pecking order behind the new signings.[/p][/quote]Yes shame for him and would have brought some money in. Will prob go on lone now Dortmun
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10:18am Fri 1 Feb 13

Dortmun says...

Oops Loan
Oops Loan Dortmun
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10:25am Fri 1 Feb 13

Tug job says...

cityforthepremier wrote:
Tug job wrote:
johnno65 wrote: What happened to the Irish lad Jarvis?
Didn't impress during the 6-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers.
You seem to think your always in the know?
Do I? Merely responding to a question from somebody else by posting what was reported in the YEP on Wednesday. You'll find there are plenty of posters on here who claim to have inside info about players and who they are going to sign for, etc, but I am not one of them.
[quote][p][bold]cityforthepremier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]johnno65[/bold] wrote: What happened to the Irish lad Jarvis?[/p][/quote]Didn't impress during the 6-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]You seem to think your always in the know?[/p][/quote]Do I? Merely responding to a question from somebody else by posting what was reported in the YEP on Wednesday. You'll find there are plenty of posters on here who claim to have inside info about players and who they are going to sign for, etc, but I am not one of them. Tug job
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10:30am Fri 1 Feb 13

Tug job says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
Sorry that Jamie Reed didnt get the move that he wanted. I dont suppose that we will be seeing much of him from now on. He will have dropped down the pecking order behind the new signings.
Indeed, Old Head, I feel sorry for both Jamie who has been deprived of the regular first team football he wants, unless he does go out on loan, and for the club who will now be deprived of a transfer fee (however nominal), even if he does go out on loan. Can't wait to see Obeng and McDaid on Saturday - should they be selected, of course! COYR
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: Sorry that Jamie Reed didnt get the move that he wanted. I dont suppose that we will be seeing much of him from now on. He will have dropped down the pecking order behind the new signings.[/p][/quote]Indeed, Old Head, I feel sorry for both Jamie who has been deprived of the regular first team football he wants, unless he does go out on loan, and for the club who will now be deprived of a transfer fee (however nominal), even if he does go out on loan. Can't wait to see Obeng and McDaid on Saturday - should they be selected, of course! COYR Tug job
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11:14am Fri 1 Feb 13

YorkCityLuke says...

Maybe Reedy will still play a part - Potts seemed pretty close to leaving, now he's a first team regular.
Maybe Reedy will still play a part - Potts seemed pretty close to leaving, now he's a first team regular. YorkCityLuke
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12:08pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Tug job says...

YorkCityLuke wrote:
Maybe Reedy will still play a part - Potts seemed pretty close to leaving, now he's a first team regular.
Yes, Luke, you never know. If he doesn't go out on loan I hope he can play a role in helping us mount a surge into the play offs - but 13 more points for safety has to be the first priority.
[quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: Maybe Reedy will still play a part - Potts seemed pretty close to leaving, now he's a first team regular.[/p][/quote]Yes, Luke, you never know. If he doesn't go out on loan I hope he can play a role in helping us mount a surge into the play offs - but 13 more points for safety has to be the first priority. Tug job
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4:02pm Fri 1 Feb 13

bartsimmo says...

Reed will never be a first team regular unfortunately in Mills plans only if his wide men and Walker get injured and he is forced into 442 will we ever see much of Reed again. Very disappointing for a player that nearly always scores. Might not be technically gifted although I think once he has hada regular run and has match sharpness he has a good first touch, however he knows where the goal is and unlike any other York player he always knows where to get himself!
Wingers and Reed equals many goals!
Reed will never be a first team regular unfortunately in Mills plans only if his wide men and Walker get injured and he is forced into 442 will we ever see much of Reed again. Very disappointing for a player that nearly always scores. Might not be technically gifted although I think once he has hada regular run and has match sharpness he has a good first touch, however he knows where the goal is and unlike any other York player he always knows where to get himself! Wingers and Reed equals many goals! bartsimmo
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