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York City swoop for former loan striker Jake Wright 

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York City have re-signed former loan striker Jake Wright on a two-year deal following his departure from neighbours Harrogate Town.

The 21-year-old struck six times in fourteen appearances, including half-a-dozen starts, to help National League North rivals Harrogate towards promotion last season, most notably their opening goal in a 2-0 victory at Bootham Crescent in April.

He previously made seven appearances for the Minstermen during a loan stay from Sheffield United while scoring once in a 4-1 home victory against Woking in August 2016.

Wright also includes temporary spells with Southport and Gateshead during his career and had turned down a new deal at the CNG Stadium.

“He has good energy, his all-round game is good, and he is a great finisher,” manager Martin Gray told York’s official website. “He has turned Harrogate down to come here which is great. I hope he has a great season and helps get us where we need to go.”

His arrival takes York’s summer recruitment to six following the earlier acquisitions of former skipper Russell Penn (Gateshead), Jordan Burrow (Gateshead), Wes York (Gateshead), Kallum Griffiths (Spennymoor Town) and York-born ex-City defender Tom Allan (Alfreton Town).

It also means their overall squad number now stands at twenty with still another newcomer expected: recent first-year professionals Josh Rogerson, Harry Thompson and Flynn McNaughton joining seventeen other fully contracted players.

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