YORK City have signed released Hartlepool United striker Scott Fenwick.

The 26-year-old forward has penned a one-year deal with the option of a further 12 months at Bootham Crescent.

Having spent his early career in the academies of North-East trio Newcastle United, Sunderland and Middlesbrough, Fenwick moved to Scottish outfit Gretna in 2009.

Later that same season, he returned to his roots by joining new City team-mate Richard Brodie’s old club Newcastle Benfield and, after two campaigns, switched to Durham City.

The 6ft forward went on to net 51 times in just 73 appearances for Durham and went on to notch a further 11 goals in eight outings for Dunston UTS, before Sky Bet League Two side Hartlepool United swooped for his services in November 2014 and handed him an 18-month contract.

Gateshead-born Fenwick went on to score the first of his six goals that season with a consolation effort against the Minstermen in a 3-1 defeat.

Despite being moved out wide in a three-pronged forward line last season, Fenwick still managed six goals for Pools before joining National League side Tranmere Rovers.