YORK City manager Gary Mills will not rush to bring in a goalkeeper on an emergency loan after veteran Paul Musselwhite kept a clean sheet in last night’s vital 1-0 win at Cambridge United.

Musselwhite became the oldest player in the club’s history and Mills described him as the “coolest man on the pitch” as City strengthened their Blue Square Bet Premier play-off claims.

Jason Walker got the only goal of the night on 65 minutes for ten-man City, who responded brilliantly to Ben Gibson’s first-half red card.

On Musselwhite’s first professional start since 2006, deputising for the injured Michael Ingham, Mills said: “If Inghy is not right, then the man will step in again because nothing fazes him.

“I see him save so many shots in training and he is great at that.

“He was the coolest man on the pitch and he knew what he was doing right throughout the game and I am really pleased for him because he is a great bloke. It was thrown on him a bit, but what he’s done for us proves that with experience you can still do it.

“He wasn’t tested too much, but his talking and leadership from the back was fantastic – he caught a few crosses too.”

Mills felt Gibson’s dismissal was harsh and will decide whether to appeal against the decision today after watching the match DVD.

Chris Doig (calf) and Lanre Oyebanjo (hamstring) also picked up injuries, with Mills adding: “Everything was there to test us, but if you want to be successful you have to overcome these things and what a night. We knew a result at Cambridge would be unbelievable for us and I had players who ran a million miles for me to get a result.

“Sometimes decisions like the one that saw us go down to ten give you resolve and belief that you can achieve.

“My front three were outstanding. Jason Walker showed his quality again. Two goals in the last two will give him a lift.”