RIGHT-BACK Kallum Griffiths is on his way to York City, it has been confirmed.

The long-serving Spennymoor Town defender turned down an improved part-time offer at the North East outfit, with boss Jason Ainsley indicating the 28-year-old was instead moving to Bootham Crescent on a full-time contract.

City have now confirmed the switch.

Griffiths has spent the last nine seasons at the Minstermen's Vanarama National League North rivals, helping them win three promotions and the FA Vase in that time.

He was voted the supporters Player of the Year in 2017 and also named in the League XI for the Evo-Stik League premier division as The Moors sealed back-to-back promotions to National League North. He scored five goals in the season just finished as they narrowly missed out on play-off qualification.

Minstermen manager Martin Gray said: "Kallum is a really experienced player at this level of football. He's been a part of a very good Spennymoor team and I have watched him for numerous years. I have seen his progression and I think he will be a great asset to our football club."

Griffiths spent eight years on the books at Sunderland as a schoolboy and two years in the youth team team ranks at Bradford City.

He joined Spennymoor in 2009 and has racked up 389 appearances for the club, as well as 19 goals.

During that time, he won the Northern League division one title on four occasions in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, the Durham Challenge Cup in 2012, the JR Cleator Cup in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 and the Northern League Cup and FA Vase in 2013.

Commenting on his departure from Spennymoor, Ainsley said: “Unfortunately Kallum has decided he wishes to go out and play full-time football with York City, which is something we couldn’t offer him at Spennymoor, but I know he leaves the club with a heavy heart. He has been an outstanding servant for this football club.”

City's only other contracted right-back is Josh Law, but the released Connor Brown was preferred in the position at the end of this past season.

Spennymoor, who finished eighth during their first season in National League North, have also offered former on-loan City striker Bradley Fewster a new revised deal.

Fewster found his chances limited at the Brewery Field last season and did not find the net all campaign.

Ainsley added: “Bradley Fewster has suffered from a lack of opportunities and hasn’t had a run in the team with the way we set up last season. We haven’t taken his option up but have offered him a revised deal, so we will await his decision.”