LOAN singing Kenny McEvoy has "pace to burn" says York City boss Jackie McNamara after he brought the midfielder on loan from Tottenham Hotspur.

The Minstermen chief said the 21-year-old, who has joined the squad at Bootham Crescent until January 2, had impressed him with his hunger and his desire for first team action.

McNamara will look to make more moves, both and in out of the club, before the end of the loan deadline tomorrow as he bids to try push his new charges out of the League Two relegation zone.

McEvoy, a Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, moved to the Spurs academy in 2011 and, after progressing through the ranks, went to League One side Peterborough United three years later, scoring in his third appearance for the London Road club in August last year.

A further six appearances followed with the Posh before he spent time at Colchester United last season and then, more recently, with League Two side Stevenage.

McNamara said: "Kenny is one of those that I just felt, when I met him on the morning before the game at Leyton Orient, that he is hungry and he had that ambition to come here and help us. He has pace and creativity.

"I feel he has pace to burn and he wants to play football. He has been playing reserve football and he wants to move on to the next stage."

Asked whether there would be much movement as the deadline approaches, he added: "There are things we have to work on and we are still working hard there. A couple of things could come off.

"I just think there is a lot missing after Tuesday night. We are trying to get players out of there that are not going to play and bring in those that are going to take us forward.

"You can see the numbers we have. There are a lot of players here on the books and I think that's been part of the problem. There are players who have been on the transfer list since April and are still here.

"There has been no change and I feel that, if I don't change it, it will be me to be changed. There has to be a cut-off point. It is not working. Tuesday night was an embarrassment. In the second half, we caved in.

"In the first half we worked hard and, as soon as we lost the first two goals, it was a joke. I feel that we need to change the dynamic."

He added: "I feel it is necessary. This bit is difficult but, unless we do it, we are not going to go forward."