Manager Martin Gray believes latest signing Wes York should prove a really key acquisition for York City going into the new season.
The highly-rated former Wrexham winger celebrated his 25th birthday by following the lead of both Russell Penn and Jordan Burrow and dropping a division while completing the switch to the Minstermen from National League club Gateshead.
“He’s someone that we’ve watched an awful lot this season,” Gray told York’s official YouTube channel. “Someone that’s got promoted out of this league four of five seasons back when he was at Nuneaton and before he moved to Wrexham.
“It’s something I’ve always been wishing for with natural width and great pace,” he admitted. “He contributes goals as well and can also play off a real target-man if we ever need to play down the middle.
“But he’s an out-and-out right-winger that goes beyond full-backs on the outside. It’s just his pace and energy and he’s a real tough character who’s not afraid to put his foot in. His temperament is very good and again we’re very lucky a player from the National League has chosen to come here.”
The arrival of York now takes City’s first-team squad level up to fifteen, while including young goalkeeper Ryan Whitley and sixteen-year-old former Darlington prospect Vinnie Steels.
Meanwhile, striker Louis Almond and youth-team products Josh Rogerson, Harry Thompson and Flynn McNaughton have also been offered terms.