Striker Alex Kempster has signed a new one-year deal with York City after impressing in the final three months of the season.
A former part-time player at Whitley Bay, Kempster gave up jobs as a PE teacher and barman to go full-time with the Minstermen in February and duly scored two goals in eight first team appearances. His initial deal expired after the final game of the season but the 22-year-old was soon offered a new contract by manager Martin Gray.
“I am happy to get everything sorted early doors so I can re-charge my batteries and, hopefully, hit the ground running when I come back for pre-season,” said Kempster. “It’s a good club. We didn’t get where we wanted to be last season – but I definitely feel promotion is on the cards next season.
“It’s a great crowd here and, hopefully, we can repay them.”
Having missed four of the final seven games last season due to hamstring trouble, Kempster has also been given a special exercise programme to work on during the summer.