GARY Mills has insisted there’s no room for “sentimentality” at York City after offloading top-scorer Richard Brodie on loan to National League rivals Macclesfield.

The 29-year-old striker, who has netted seven times after returning to Bootham Crescent for a second spell this summer, has agreed terms to play for the Silkmen until January 1.

Brodie was a fans’ favourite during his first stint with the Minstermen, plundering 37 goals in his final full season before a 2010 switch to Crawley.

He also thrilled supporters when he netted in his first five starts for the Minstermen this time around, but Mills has not been impressed with the former Newcastle Benfield marksman’s fitness levels or a disciplinary record which has seen him pick up nine yellow cards already this season.

Mills is also hoping to make a seventh signing, since his return as manager last month, in time for Saturday’s home match with Dagenham and has a new defender lined up to join the club next week.

On the continued comings and goings, Mills said: “There can be no sentimentality, other than making sure we make the right decisions for this football club. We’re still hoping to add another player before the Dagenham game, because I want a squad that is capable of taking us up the table and that won’t stop.

“The chairman is giving me the chance to do that and I’ve got something set in my mind in terms of what I want. The players still here have got the opportunity to change my mind but, as we head into Christmas, there’s no time to sit around.

“I want to bring in centre halves and thought I might have had one lined up for this weekend, but the timing wasn’t right. I think something will certainly happen next week though.”