Vital Football

Latest York City News

Shock return for former striker

Shock return for former striker

<div style='background-color: #CC0033;'><a href='http://www.rsspump.com/?web_widget/rss_ticker/news_widget' title='News Widget'>News Widget</a></div>

Former striker Michael Rankine has completed a surprise return to York City on loan until the end of the season.

The 28-year-old hasn't actually scored for current club Aldershot Town since a Capital One Cup tie at Wolverhampton Wanderers back in August - a run of 25 games, including three whilst on loan at Conference leaders Grimsby Town.

Rankine previously netted 24 goals in 103 appearances during a two-year spell at York and following his £10,000 arrival from Rushden & Diamonds - a deal that witnessed Craig Farrell moving in the opposite direction. However, with firm ambitions of returning to the Football League the powerfully built Doncaster-born centre-forward joined Aldershot in June 2011.

After originally beginning his career at Scunthorpe United, Rankine had further spells with Alfreton Town and AFC Bournemouth (loan) but it was at Rushden and then York where he enjoyed his best returns.

The deal is subject to clearance from the Football League and the Football Association and is the second completed by the Minstermen this week after midfielder John McGrath arrived from Burton Albion.

* YORK CITY FC * PLAY-OFF WINNERS 2012 * FA TROPHY WINNERS 2012 * YORK CITY FC * PLAY-OFF WINNERS 2012 * FA TROPHY WINNERS 2012 * YORK CITY FC * PLAY-OFF WINNERS 2012 * FA TROPHY WINNERS 2012 * YORK CITY FC * PLAY-OFF WINNERS 2012 * FA TROPHY WINNERS 2012 *

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Vital York
Date:Tuesday February 12 2013
Time: 11:20AM

Login to post a comment

Recent York City Articles

Belles suffer narrow defeat

York City Ladies' promotion hopes suffered a major blow with a 1-0 defeat at North East Regional Premier League leaders Brighouse Town.

Flair and resolve from improving City

York City showed plenty of resolve and no little flair while winning the first of successive home games against Notts County.

McNamara wants more in reserve

Manager Jackie McNamara wants a regular reserve-team in operation at York City next season.

Massive three points - McNamara

Manager Jackie McNamara saluted a "massive three points" as York City made it three victories from their last four home games with a 2-1 triumph over Notts County.

Archived Minstermen.net Articles

Minstermen.net articles from

Site Journalists

Winehouse
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

So which two clubs are going to finish below York City?
Suggested By: Vital York City
Dagenham & Redbridge40%
Hartlepool United14%
Yeovil Town 25%
Newport County 7%
Stevenage11%
Other3%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Northampton 29 20 4 5 64 24
2 Plymouth 30 18 5 7 59 20
3 Oxford 29 15 10 4 55 21
4 Wycombe 30 14 7 9 49 7
5 Portsmouth 29 12 12 5 48 22
6 Accrington 27 14 6 7 48 15
7 Mansfield 32 13 9 10 48 6
8 Bristol Rovers 30 14 5 11 47 8
9 Leyton Orient 31 12 10 9 46 1
10 Wimbledon 29 12 9 8 45 10
11 Cambridge 31 12 8 11 44 1
12 Carlisle 27 11 9 7 42 4
13 Exeter 29 11 7 11 40 -2
14 Luton 31 10 8 13 38 -2
15 Crawley 31 11 4 16 37 -16
16 Morecambe 31 10 6 15 36 -5
17 Barnet 29 10 6 13 36 -6
18 Notts County 28 10 6 12 36 -7
19 Stevenage 32 8 10 14 34 -12
20 Newport 29 7 9 13 30 -10
21 Hartlepool 27 8 3 16 27 -18
22 Yeovil 30 5 9 16 24 -15
23 York 29 5 8 16 23 -22
24 Dag & Red 30 4 8 18 20 -24
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

York City Fixtures (view all)

Feb 16 2016 7:45PM : Exeter City (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Cambridge United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Northampton Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Luton Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Oxford United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Dagenham & Redbridge (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Recent York City Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pipcook81