Date: 7th July 2010 at 1:43pm
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Newcomer Jonathan Smith has arrived at York City with the sole intention of winning the Blue Square Premier title.

The 23-year-old signed a two-year deal with the Minstermen after making more than a hundred senior appearances for Forest Green Rovers over the past three seasons.

And he had a clear and welcome message for his new supporters upon his arrival at Bootham Crescent.

“My ambition is to win the league,” he told The Press. “I have come here to win the league and nothing else really. I am pleased to be here. It`s a big chance for me to come and show what I can do at a bigger club.”

The Preston-born midfielder is noted as a naturally attacking player who regularly likes to get forward and claim his fair share of goals. He managed eight in 46 appearances last term as Forest Green battled for the duration against relegation.

But it is at the opposite end of the table where he is now firmly fixing his gaze, with a real title challenge at York now his solitary aim.

“Every time I played at York they always seemed to have good support behind them, the manager seems a top man and he worked hard to get me here. He said good things,” continued Smith.

“I think York have got a massive chance of getting promotion and I want to play for a team which is going to be pushing at the top – and I think York will definitely be pushing at the top.”

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