FOREST Green pair Rhys Murphy and Aarran Racine have joined York City on loan until January.

Striker Murphy has netted seven times for the high-flying Gloucestershire club in 17 outings this term, while centre-back Racine kicked off the campaign as club captain.

Both are now set to make their full debuts, alongside fellow new recruit Jon Parkin, during Saturday’s National League trip to Tranmere.

Commenting on the double swoop, City chief Mills said: “They will both bring quality and experience into the team. Rhys is a goalscorer, who got goals in League One last season and Aarran knows this league.

“They are players who know what it takes to play in this division. They are coming in on loan initially, so that’s the starting point, but just getting them through the door is fantastic for me.

“I don’t know whether that will be the end in terms of bringing people in, because the chairman can only do so much and he’s been working hard, alongside me, to get things sorted. It’s maybe taken a bit longer than we anticipated or wanted and I honestly believe, if we could have got these two and Jon Parkin in before Tuesday night’s game, we would have beaten Guiseley.

“Sometimes, you bring players in because you cannot get others, but you still need somebody and that can create more problems. These three are definitely the right ones for us though.”

Murphy, 26, spent his formative years with Arsenal, going out on loan to Brentford and Preston, whilst on the Gunners’ books., before departing permanently for Dutch second division side Telstar in June 2012.

Following a season in Holland, where the 6ft 1in forward netted seven goals in 28 league appearances, he returned home and signed for Dagenham & Redbridge on a two-year deal.

After netting 14 goals in 41 league outings, League One side Oldham then snapped up Murphy for a fee believed to be in the region of £20,000 in February 2015.

A loan spell at Crawley Town last season then saw him bag nine goals from 15 league appearances, before he later moved on to League Two play-off winners AFC Wimbledon.

Forest Green Rovers went on to pay a nominal fee for his services over the summer and he was on target at the New Lawn when the hosts defeated City 2-1 in August.

Racine, 25, was born in Worthing and started his career with Southampton’s academy in 2007, before departing for Forest Green five years later.

The 6ft 2in defender has made 117 appearances across four-and-a-half seasons with Rovers and was appointed skipper at the start of the current campaign.