YORK City have completed the signing of former Crusaders defender Joshua Robinson.

The 22-year-old penned a two-year deal at Bootham Crescent today to become Jackie McNamara’s ninth summer signing following the arrivals of Jack Higgins, Richard Brodie, Nick Kennedy, Tyler Walton, Alex Whittle, Shaun Rooney, Ben Barber and Ben Clappison.

Robinson, whose imminent arrival was revealed by The Press yesterday, began his career with Northern Irish outfit Linfield before making the switch to Scottish giants Rangers aged 17 in 2011.

After one season at Ibrox, in which Robinson figured for the club’s youth sides and netted a hat-trick for the under-19s when deployed as a striker, the 6ft 3in defender moved back to his homeland in August 2012 as signed for top-flight club Crusaders.

During his four seasons with the Belfast club, Robinson figured on numerous occasions in both the Champions League and Europa League as well as playing a key part in the side crowned champions of the Northern Irish Premiership for the second consecutive season this year.

In total, the former Northern Ireland youth international made 124 appearances for Crusaders, scoring nine goals.