York City have signed defender Kallum Griffiths after turning down an improved offer at National League North rivals Spennymoor Town .
The vastly experienced 28-year-old right-back arrives with 389 senior appearances and nineteen goals to his credit for the Moors, where he has been for the past nine years.
That has witnessed him collecting eleven trophies during his stay, including a quartet of Northern League Division One titles, plus a supporters’ player of the season award last year.
“He has been with myself and the chairman for so long he has been part of the family,” manager Jason Ainsley told Spennymoor’s official website. “Unfortunately, Kallum has decided he wishes to pursue other opportunities, but I know he leaves the club with a heavy heart. He has been an outstanding servant for this football club.”
Griffiths therefore becomes York’s fourth major recruit of the summer and follows ex-Gateshead trio Russell Penn, Jordan Burrow and Wes York to Bootham Crescent.
Meanwhile, striker Alex Kempster has already signed a new deal at the club, with young teenage midfielder Harry Thompson also securing a first professional contact.