YORK City have completed the signing of former Scotland international striker Derek Riordan.

The Press reported yesterday the Minstermen's intention to offer the player a deal and the 33-year-old has penned a contract until the end of the season after impressing manager Jackie McNamara during a two-week trial.

Riordan could be included in the squad for tomorrow’s home fixture against Stevenage subject to international clearance.

The 5ft 11in forward began his career with local outfit Hibernian, working his way up through the youth ranks at Easter Road before eventually breaking into the first team in 2001.

Over the course of the next five campaigns, the striker netted 64 times in 146 appearances, leading Scottish giants Celtic to swoop for his services.

Riordan found opportunities hard to come by in two seasons at Celtic Park under current Scotland manager Gordon Strachan and so he returned to Hibs in 2008.

Upon leaving Edinburgh for the second time in 2011, Riordan joined Chinese side Shaanxi Cha-Ba but after a handful of appearances, returned to British soil where he has since had spells with a range of clubs, including fellow League Two outfit Bristol Rovers.

Riordan will wear shirt number 12 during his stay at Bootham Crescent.