MIDFIELDER Harry Thompson has signed his first professional contract at York City.

Thompson, 18, was offered terms at the end of  last season, having graduated from the youth team.

He originally joined City after being released by his hometown club Middlesbrough three years ago.

Thompson was a regular in the reserve team this season and scored against Middlesbrough's Under-23s at Bootham Crescent in the North Riding Senior Cup.

He also wore the captain's armband against Grimsby Town reserves last month.

"It's every lad's dream to be a professional footballer so I am really happy to sign a deal," he said. "I want to show the manager what I can do and prove to him that I am capable of being in the first team."

City have also offered professional deals to Thompson's fellow former second-year scholars Flynn McNaughton and Josh Rogerson.