York City manager Martin Gray has declared himself happy with his striking options for next season after signing Macaulay Langstaff form Gateshead.

Langstaff will join fellow new attackers Jake Wright and Jordan Burrow, as well as last season’s 25-goal leading marksman Jon Parkin, rookie Alex Kempster and first-year professional Flynn McNaughton, in a front-line that Gray believes will give City greater all-round potency during the 2018/19 National League North campaign.

Even though Spennymoor were also believed to be interested in Langstaff’s services, The Press understands that the 21-year-old attacker’s wage demands were not high either and a pleased Gray said: “We have recommendations from people who speak highly of him and Gateshead wanted to keep him, but they are going part-time and he wants to stay full-time, so it was a great opportunity to get him here.

“He’s been a bit of a late developer in the game, but he wants to see how far he can take his career so, hopefully, he can give us energy, desire and hunger and he’ll be a great part of the squad. I always want four or five forwards to challenge each other because it’s nice to turn around and see two or three on the bench that you can throw on to make a difference.”

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