Date: 25th July 2016 at 5:52pm
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New goalkeeper Luke Simpson described it as a great feeling coming into a new-look squad with already such an excellent team spirit.

The 21-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the Minstermen having recently been released from a short-term spell at Premier League Watford.

Simpson featured for more than an hour as a trialist in York’s 2-0 weekend defeat to League One visitors Bolton Wanderers.

He’s also had previous stays with both Oldham Athletic and Accrington Stanley, for whom he already kept goal at Bootham Crescent in a 1-0 defeat on Boxing Day 2014.

“Really happy, I’m glad to be here, it’s a big club in the National League and I’m very happy to be here,” Simpson told York’s official YouTube channel. “After the game [on Saturday], I spoke to Craig [Hinchcliffe] and he said that he was going to offer [a deal]. Obviously that got sorted out and I signed today.

“They said I fitted in well with the spirit in the club,” he continued. “They’ve got a really good team morale this year – I noticed that from the first day that I come in. They said I’d be a good part of that, so I feel really wanted here.”

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