RICHARD Brodie has ruled out a return to Barrow – and reckons he has already learned a few tricks of the trade from new York City manager Martin Foyle.

The former Newcastle Benfield striker, who came off the bench to score the Minstermen’s equaliser against Salisbury, ended speculation he may go back to Cumbria in January following a successful loan spell.

Sunderland fan Brodie scored four goals in his seven games at Barrow but, despite enjoying his time there and the prospect of a mouth-watering tie at the Mackems’ North-East foes Middlesbrough in the New Year, the 21-year-old has revealed he is committed to staying at KitKat Crescent.

Former City manager Colin Walker sent Brodie to Barrow to get some games in his favoured position and, in that sense, he said it was job done.

“That was the purpose of me going – to get games and to experience somewhere else while playing in the position that I favour,” Brodie said.

“I had a month there, played seven games and scored four so it was good. The main thing as a striker is to score goals. That’s your job in the team.

“Now it is time to come back and start again. I went away to Barrow, enjoyed the month, but am fully committed to coming back here and doing a job for York City.

“I’m really looking forward to it and to score under a new manager, in his first game, was brilliant.”

Life under Foyle is different from Walker, Brodie added, but the 6ft 2in forward said the first week had been enjoyable.

Foyle scored 199 goals in 643 games during a career which saw spells at Southampton, Port Vale, Blackburn and Oxford United and his expertise in front of goal is rubbing off on Brodie.

“It has been different but very, very enjoyable. He has stamped his authority on the lads straight away. The training has been good,” he added.

“It’s only been a week and that’s a short space of time to get everything crammed in for the weekend but he has done a good job and I am really looking forward to working with him as a striker.

“I’ve learned bits and bobs off him already and I am thoroughly looking forward to working with him.”

Foyle said of Brodie: “I was pleased for him (scoring against Salisbury) because he has got a super attitude, plenty to learn but I like players like that.”

Brodie is suspended for the visit of Grays on Saturday after taking his yellow card tally to five during his loan spell.