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Jonathan Smith delighted to be back at York City
JONATHAN Smith is eagerly anticipating his second coming at York City.
Smith, who has rejoined the Minstermen on a two year deal, was unveiled to fans at Bootham Crescent before the start of City's 2-0 pre-season defeat against Oldham Athletic this afternoon.
The 25-year-old, part of Swindon's League Two title winning side last season, has had to be patient as the deal was agreed and some contractual issues at Swindon Town were settled.
But now back at York and boasting not only a title medal but crucial experience in the division which Gary Mills' squad contests this season, Smith said can't wait to don the Minstermen's red shirt once again.
"It's good to be back and I am itching to get out there," he said. "Everyone has been really welcoming to me.
"I spoke to the chairman and he was really keen to have me back as was the gaffer. I wasn't going to get the football I needed at Swindon so the best option for me was to come back to York.
"I would have liked to get it sorted a bit quicker but it wasn't about York. It was more a case of sorting it out at Swindon - bonuses basically.
"I don't think there is a massive difference between League Two and the Conference but there is a little bit there.
"From what I have seen, I think we will do well. The gaffer was a big pull. I have played for him before and I know what he expects.
"I am really excited about the challenge. I wouldn't have come if I didn't think there was a chance of getting promotion. I know the quality of the players that are here and the quality of the manager."