CHERRIES defender Stéphane Zubar has joined League Two strugglers York City on loan until January 4.

The centre-half had recently returned to Dean Court following a month-long spell at Port Vale.

He was sent off for violent conduct in his third game for the Valiants - a 2-0 defeat to Preston on October 18.

Vale decided against extending Zubar's stay after agreeing a loan extension for fellow defender Remie Streete.

Zubar will go straight into the York squad for the FA Cup first-round clash with AFC Wimbledon at Bootham Crescent tomorrow.