STRIKER Alex Kempster has signed a new one-year deal with York City after impressing in the final months of the season.

A former part-time player at Whitley Bay, Kempster gave up jobs as a PE teacher and barman to go full-time with the Minstermen in February and he went on to score two goals in eight first-team appearances.

His initial deal expired after the final game of the season but the 22-year-old was soon offered a new contract by City manager Martin Gray.

"I am happy to get everything sorted early doors so I can re-charge my batteries and, hopefully, hit the ground running when I come back for pre-season," said Kempster.

"This is a good club. We didn't get where we wanted to be last season - but I definitely feel promotion is on the cards next season."