Carson aims to make mark for Worthington

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NIGEL WORTHINGTON is hoping to make two more loan additions before next week’s transfer deadline.

The York City manager has been busy since accepting the offer to succeed Gary Mills a little under a fortnight ago as he looks to keep the club out of trouble in League Two.

Josh Carson’s arrival earlier this week on loan from Ipswich Town was a direct result of Worthington’s ring round of contacts in the game and the teenager could start against Port Vale today.

With Thursday’s transfer deadline looming, the York chief admits to wanting to further strengthen his squad.

He said: “I still want to bring a couple in. We would like an extra striker in the equation and we have been looking around.

“Obviously, though, they are the ones that are the hardest to get in because if someone is scoring goals then no-one wants to let them go.

“But we have made a few calls and are hoping to make some progress.”

Carson arrives at Bootham Crescent with five goals in 31 Championship outings for Ipswich Town to his name plus four full Northern Ireland caps, the first two of those having come when Worthington was in charge of the national side.

The York manager said: “Josh is someone who I know well. He has great energy and a great left foot. A real team player, who can play right or left side. And he is very comfortable on the ball.”

York are today looking to end a 13-game winless run when Port Vale travel to Bootham Crescent. Vale are also out of sorts, having taken just four points from their last seven outings to cast serious doubt as to their promotion credentials.

City manager Worthington, who has presided over a 3-2 defeat to AFC Wimbledon and a goalless draw with Rochdale, said: “I was very pleased with the way we stuck to our game-plan (on Tuesday against Dale) in terms of being more solid. That has to be the starting point for any team.

“The clean sheet was a deserved reward for that. Now, though, we have to try and create more chances – and do better when the half-chances come along.

“There were a couple on Tuesday when I felt we could have done better. We need to improve in the final third.”