DEFENDER Daniel Rowe has joined York City following his released from Wycombe Wanderers - and has quickly declared an ambition to get the club promoted.

Rowe, 22, has been training with the Minstermen for the last two weeks and has now agreed a contract which runs until summer 2019.

He could make his City debut in tomorrow's Vanarama National League North game against Tamworth at Bootham Crescent (3pm).

"I have been looking for clubs to sign for, closer to home, and York was the standout option," said Rowe - whose professional debut actually came at Bootham Crescent, as a substitute for Rotherham in a Johnstone Paint Trophy tie in October 2013.

"It is a really good club with big ambitions.

"The manager has told me all about the future of the club. It doesn't deserve to be in this league - it is a Football League club - and I think everything is in place to get promoted. I will be focusing on getting the club where it needs to be."

Born in Billingham, Rowe started his pro career at Rotherham United, making that one substitute appearance for the Millers before moving on to Wycombe, initially on loan, in March 2014.

He played 23 times for Wanderers before signing a permanent deal with them in summer 2015. He has turned out 24 more times for the Buckinghamshire club since then, bagging one goal.

He has also had two loan spells in the National League with Barrow, prior to his release earlier this month.

City manager Martin Gray said of his new recruit: "Daniel is a defensive player who can cover centre-back and right-back or sit in front of the midfield.

"He has a lot of experience for his age having played in the Football League for Wycombe.

"He deals well with the ball under pressure and has a nice selection of passes. He is 6ft tall and it is so important that you can manage the physical aspects at this level."