Date: 11th July 2016 at 5:08pm
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Newcomer Yan Klukowski believes he will bring plenty of valuable experience to York City’s youthful new team over the coming months.

The Minstermen snapped up the 29-year-old goalscoring midfielder on a two-year deal last month and the former Newport County and Forest Green Rovers schemer is expected to become a really key performer for them this season.

“I’m certainly an attacking-minded player who’s quite powerful and likes to get in the box, score some goals and create chances for other players,” Klukowski told BBC Radio York. “I’ve accumulated a lot of games throughout my career so far and will be looking to try and influence the younger players in the squad as much as possible.”

York played their opening pre-season friendly at the weekend, a heavy defeat to an extremely powerful Middlesbrough outfit. However, Klukowski, who appeared for the opening forty-five minutes of the game, witnessed many reasons to be optimistic going into the new campaign.

“I think there were some really encouraging signs. I think we had some good combination play early in the game and probably should have went one or two up ourselves with a bit more composure,” he continued. “The goals we conceded, especially in the first-half, could have been avoidable just via a bit of communication – and I think we were just a team that looked like we hadn’t played together before.”