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

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Joshua v Klitschko?

Login to post a comment

Recent York City Articles

Third male arrested

Barrow Police confirmed a third male has been arrested as they continue investigations into the sickening attack on a couple of York City supporter minibuses at the weekend.

Fans joined by City duo

The next meeting of York City supporters' club the East Riding Minstermen is this coming Thursday evening, 29th September.

Fourteen-year-old arrested after violence

A fourteen-year-old boy was one of two males arrested by police after York City supporters came under attack at the end of their weekend defeat in Barrow.

Belles defender joins rivals

York City Ladies defender Josie Hewson has joined FA Women's Premier League Northern Division One rivals Brighouse Town.

Archived Minstermen.net Articles

Minstermen.net articles from

Site Journalists

Winehouse
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who will finish as leading goalscorer?
Suggested By: Vital York City
Scott Fenwick9%
Richard Brodie60%
Reece Thompson3%
Daniel Nti 2%
Aidan Connolly 20%
Yan Klukowski2%
Jack Higgins2%
Kaine Felix2%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Dag & Red 12 9 0 3 27 14
2 Forest Green 12 8 2 2 26 11
3 Barrow 12 7 3 2 24 6
4 Tranmere 12 7 2 3 23 6
5 Lincoln 12 7 1 4 22 11
6 Eastleigh 12 6 4 2 22 9
7 Aldershot 12 6 4 2 22 8
8 Dover Athletic 12 7 1 4 22 4
9 Macclesfield 11 7 0 4 21 6
10 Boreham Wood 12 4 6 2 18 6
11 Maidstone 12 5 3 4 18 0
12 Gateshead 12 5 2 5 17 6
13 Sutton 12 5 1 6 16 -2
14 Wrexham 11 4 4 3 16 -3
15 Chester 12 4 3 5 15 1
16 Torquay 12 4 1 7 13 -5
17 Solihull Moors 12 3 4 5 13 -7
18 York 12 3 3 6 12 -4
19 Woking 12 3 2 7 11 -7
20 Bromley 12 3 2 7 11 -7
21 North Ferriby 12 3 1 8 10 -14
22 Braintree 12 2 3 7 9 -8
23 Southport 12 2 3 7 9 -18
24 Guiseley 12 0 3 9 3 -13
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent York City Results (view all)

York City Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Aldershot Town (H)
Conference National
Oct 4 2016 7:45PM : Guiseley (a)
Conference National
Oct 8 2016 3:00PM : Braintree Town (a)
Conference National
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Chester (H)
Conference National
Oct 25 2016 7:45PM : Southport (a)
Conference National
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Sutton United (H)
Conference National

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Elvingtonred2
2.Mmmmmm1