FORMER loan signing Jake Wright has returned to York City in a two-year deal.

Wright, who turns 22 in September, was part of the Harrogate Town side that clinched promotion to the National League last season.

He netted six times and claimed three assists in 14 games, including six starts, having enjoyed two separate spells at Wetherby Road, returning for the last two months of the campaign on a free transfer after his first stint on loan from Championship outfit Sheffield United was limited to two outings by injury in autumn.

Wright will now ply his trade at Bootham Crescent, where he scored once in seven National League outings during City’s 2016/17 season when he also later turned out for Southport and Gateshead.

City chief Martin Gray revealed that Wright had turned down the opportunity to stay at Harrogate, adding: "He has won a promotion and had a taste of success which is important.

"I did a lot of work at the back end of the season, collating as much information as possible from Sheffield United, and he comes with a glowing reference. He caught the eye against us last season and scored in the game at Bootham Crescent.

"He has good energy, his all-round game is good, and he is a great finisher. His goals-to-game ratio with Harrogate last season was very high.

"He has turned Harrogate down to come here which is great. I hope he has a great season and helps get us where we need to go."

Wright's addition means Minstermen chief Martin Gray has made six summer signings, following the arrivals of Russell Penn, Jordan Burrow, Wes York, Kallum Griffiths and Tom Allan.

One more new player is expected to be added to complete City's ranks ahead of the start of the National League North season on Saturday, August 4.