YORK City loanees Sean Newton and Jon Parkin have signed permanent deals at Bootham Crescent.

Newton, who joined the Minstermen from Wrexham in October, has put pen-to-paper on an 18 month deal.

Veteran striker Parkin, who was on loan from Newport County, has signed until the end of the season with an option to extend until summer 2018.

Newton, 28, has played nine games since arriving at York and his versatility and leadership qualities have been a major asset to the side.

Parkin, 35, has made five appearances and scored his only goal against Worcester City in the FA Trophy.

The Minstermen, who are currently five points adrift of safety at the bottom of the National League, visit fifth-placed Dover tomorrow afternoon.

Manager Gary Mills is still looking to agree a deal with Forest Green to keep defender Aarran Racine and striker Rhys Murphy whose loan deals expire after the game.

Winger Adriano Moke (dead leg) is a doubt for tomorrow so Alex Whittle is set for a recall at left wingback with Newton moving from the flank into central midfield.

Winger Danny Galbraith has recovered from a heel problem but winger Aidan Connolly remains sidelined with a thigh injury.