York City Manager Jackie McNamara is working towards bringing further new faces to Bootham Crescent during the January transfer window, according to York Press.
The City boss has brought in right back Luke Hendrie from Championship club Burnley on a one month loan deal and former loanee winger Kenny McEvoy has joined the club on a permanent basis following the termination of his contract at parent club Tottenham Hotspur so far in the transfer window. The Scot has also extended Middlesbrough loanee Bradley Fewster’s loan until the end of the season.
McNamara has allowed loanees Stefan O’Connor, Mark Kitching and William Boyle to return to their parent clubs meaning that there are 3 available loan spots for use at Bootham Crescent.
The City boss is currently running the rule over a number of trialists who have been invited to train with the club. The trailists are understood to be contracted to other clubs and are therefore only available for loan moves to the League 2 strugglers.
The signing of defensive players remains a top priority for the City boss with the club having failed to keep a clean sheet in any of McNamara’s first 10 matches in charge at Bootham Crescent. McNamara is expected to sign a centre half partner for experienced defender Dave Winfield before next Saturday’s home fixture against Newport County.
City are bottom of the table having won just 3 matches all season.