YORK City have signed Gateshead forward Jordan Burrow and manager Martin Gray is now hoping to add a goalscoring winger to his squad.

Burrow, 25, netted 13 times in 51 outings for the 17th-placed National League outfit last season and has also previously played for Morecambe and Stevenage in the Football League.

In total, he has netted 59 times in 273 senior appearances, after starting out at Chesterfield, where he did not make the breakthrough at first-team level.

While with the Spireites, he did experience the first of two spells at National League North level with Boston United, but moved to Morecambe in January 2012 at the age of 19.

The Sheffield-born forward subsequently netted five goals during a 54-game, 18-month stint with the League Two Shrimps, before jumping up a division and spending a season with Stevenage, where he hit the target three times in 23 outings as the Hertfordshire side were relegated.

After that, Burrow hit double figures in consecutive non-League campaigns with Lincoln (ten) and Halifax (18), winning the FA Trophy at Wembley with the latter in 2016.

The 6ft 1in attacker then left the Shaymen after playing ten times following their relegation to the sixth tier, moving to Gateshead where he went on to score eight times in 25 matches during the rest of 2016/17.

City chief Gray admitted that Burrow has been on his radar for many weeks and enthused: “I’m delighted to get the centre forward in that we’ve been monitoring for a long, long time.

“He’s exactly what we’ve been looking for and we’re very fortunate to get him to come down to National League North, as he can certainly play higher, but he feels the size of the club makes it the right move for him and he wants to be part of something special by helping us get the goals to get promoted. He played more than 90 per cent of the games at Gateshead this season and is an all-action, hustle-and-bustle striker.

“His energy and work-rate are outstanding and I’m sure he will be a nuisance to defenders at this level.”

Gray also feels that Burrow will be the perfect striking partner for 2017/18’s 25-goal, top scorer Jon Parkin next term when the former Championship campaigner will turn 37.

“If you put balls in the box, Jon is certainly the best at this level for producing goals, but there are two sides to the game and we need energy around him,” Gray reasoned.

The City boss went on to suggest that his next intended addition would assist Parkin and Burrow on the goal front, whilst also help Gray field the 4-4-2 formation he would like to play at Bootham Crescent.

“We’re hoping for another big signing who can bring us 20 goals-plus,” Gray revealed. “We need wide players who can put balls in that are a dream for centre forwards and can contribute goals too.

“Getting more attacking width is a big thing this summer, because I want to play 4-4-2, but haven’t been able to since I came here. We haven’t had natural width on both sides, but I’m hoping to fill one of those positions before the end of the week.”