FORMER Premier League striker and England under-21 international Sylvan Ebanks-Blake will make his National League North debut against York City tomorrow.

Ebanks-Blake, 31, bagged a brace during the Bucks’ 4-2 FA Trophy victory over Droylsden a fortnight ago, having agreed to join the Bucks, where he trained briefly in October before an unsuccessful trial in Belgium.

A former Wolves team-mate of Telford manager Rob Edwards, Ebanks-Blake also won the Championship golden boot two seasons running in 2007/08 and 2008/09.

In the former campaign, he rattled in 23 goals for Plymouth and Wolves and, then, the following season, he managed 25 as Wolves gained promotion to the top-flight by winning the title.

He went on to play 76 times in the Premier League, but only mustered six goals, although one was the consolation in a 2-1 defeat at former club Manchester United.

Having started out with the world-famous Old Trafford outfit, Ebanks-Blake was given two senior outings by Sir Alex Ferguson and scored in a League Cup victory over Barnet.

Prior to putting pen to paper with the Shropshire part-timers, though, he had not played any first-team football since Good Friday, having been released by Chesterfield over the summer following their relegation from League One.

His one Three Lions under-21 cap, meanwhile, came in a 2-0 triumph over the Czech Republic when Adam Lallana also made his debut at that age level.

In 353 matches as a professional, Ebanks-Blake has plundered 104 goals in total.

Fellow former Wolves defender and ex-full England international Joleon Lescott has also trained with Telford this term following his release by Sunderland at the end of last season, but he has not yet decided to join Ebanks-Blake on the pitch.

Ebanks-Blake’s arrival, meanwhile, has pushed former Luton and Kidderminster forward Matthew Barnes-Homer further down the pecking order at New Bucks Head.

With Marcus Dinanga and Anthony Dwyer also ahead of him in the queue, Barnes-Homer has now signed duel-registration terms with Halesowen Town in the Evo-Stik Northern League premier division.

Barnes-Homer scored the only goal of Telford’s opening-day victory at Bootham Crescent, but has not netted since.

Former Matlock Town attacker Dinanga, 20, is Telford’s leading marksman this season with 12 goals.

The hosts are hoping to have left-back Ryan Wilson (concussion) and defender Connor Johnson (hamstring) available against the Minstermen, but longest-serving player Jack Rea (ankle) will continue to be missing from midfield, where former Bootham Crescent loanee Jordan Lussey is an option.

Lussey has scored four goals this term.

Only bottom-of-the-table North Ferriby have lost more home games (seven compared to six), scored fewer goals on their own soil (four compared to 14) and conceded more times in front of their own fans (24 compared to 23) than Telford in National League North during 2017/18.

The tide seems to be turning in that respect, though, with Edwards’ men having won six of their last eight fixtures in Shropshire and a 2-1 reverse to Alfreton was the only reverse in that time, although three of those triumphs have come in cup contests.

Telford’s season is also at a crossroads with the side currently placed 12th – five points above the relegation zone and six shy of a play-off position.