CHELTENHAM striker Amari Morgan-Smith has joined York City on loan until the end of the season.

Morgan-Smith, 27, has followed Cheltenham team-mate Dan Parslow to Bootham Crescent, with both players eligible to feature in Saturday’s FA Trophy away clash at Harlow Town.

The 6ft attacker scored five times in 27 games as Cheltenham won last season’s National League title and has netted twice in 25 outings this season since their promotion to the Football League, but only started seven matches.

The 6ft attacker’s previous clubs include Luton, Macclesfield, Kidderminster and Oldham and he has 38 goals to his name in 185 professional appearances, excluding FA Trophy contests.

On Morgan-Smith's arrival, City boss Gary Mills said: "Amari is another one who got promoted with Cheltenham last season and has played in League Two this season. He scored against Leicester under-23s in the Checkatrade Trophy this week and he’s an excellent player to come in and help us.

"He’s a goalscorer who likes to get in behind defences and he knows this level. He’s moved his family up here, because he doesn’t want to be travelling, so he’s showing total commitment with a view to being part of what we’ll be next season.

"I must thank Gary Johnson for allowing Amari and Dan to come to us until the end of the season and they are two good lads to fill Aarran Racine and Rhys Murphy's boots. They’re both on loan until the end of the season, but with the view that there will be the chance of a contract for next season, because they’re both free agents in the summer, so negotiations have taken place with that in mind."