New striker Macaulay Langstaff is delighted to be joining a “massive football club” after becoming York City’s seventh acquisition of the summer and fourth from National League outfit Gateshead.
The 21-year-old has followed Russell Penn, Jordan Burrow and Wes York in switching allegiances from Tyneside to North Yorkshire having earlier in his career been on the books of Middlesbrough.
Langstaff went on to have spells with Stockton Town and Billingham Synthonia, where he scored 31 goals in 46 games, before four appearances for Gateshead and seventeen on loan to Blyth Spartans last season – those mainly arriving from the bench.
“I’m delighted; it’s obviously a massive football club,” Langstaff told York’s official YouTube channel. “I spoke to a few people and all they’ve said is good things. It’s a new challenge for me and I can’t wait to get started.
“I was playing at a lower level in the Northern League [for Billingham] and Gateshead took a chance on me and signed me. I was at Gateshead for eighteen months. I loved it there but think it was a time for a new challenge. I can play anywhere across the front three and like to score goals – and chip in with assists.
“York have signed some good players and I know a few of them from Gateshead,” he continued. “So I think we’ve got a good chance and will do well and hopefully get promoted. Because that’s where we belong.