Spurs midfielder McEvoy joins as York manager plans changes

York manager Jackie McNamara.York manager Jackie McNamara.
York manager Jackie McNamara.
YORK CITY manager Jackie McNamara has brought in Tottenham midfielder Kenny McEvoy on loan as he bids to reinvigorate the Minstermen’s increasingly stricken season.

McEvoy, 21, capped at three levels by the Republic of Ireland, has had previous loan spells at Peterborough, Colchester and Stevenage and will remain at the club until January 2.

York find themselves in the League Two relegation zone and have suffered seven successive losses in all competitions, the latest being an embarrassing 6-0 loss at Portsmouth, when they shipped six second-half goals.

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Defeat in Saturday’s game with Accrington will equal the club’s record number of straight defeats, which stands at eight.

In a bid to give himself some room for manoeuvre to bring in further newcomers, the Scot has made Keith Lowe, John McCombe, Josh Carson, Marvin McCoy and Tom Platt available for loan, with the quintet not involved in the Pompey drubbing.

McNamara said: “We have too many players at the club and making room for new ones is a necessity, even more so after the Portsmouth result.”

“I’m very angry with the way we finished the game and I’ve obviously got to change things quickly.”

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Meanwhile, Rotherham United have reportedly lined up a move for Ipswich Town midfielder Luke Hyam ahead of today’s loan deadline.

The 24-year-old is on the comeback trail after being sidelined with a knee injury earlier this year.

Middlesbrough have extended Bruno Zuculini’s loan deal from Manchester City until January 2.

The midfielder is set to return to Boro’s starting line-up in Saturday’s Championship game at Huddersfield Town, with captain Grant Leadbitter suspended.