YORK City right-back Nathan Dyer has signed professional terms at Bootham Crescent.

The Malton-born, 18-year-old made his senior debut for the Minstermen during the 3-0 FA Cup third qualifying round victory against St Ives Town and racked up nine further appearances under Sam Collins’ stewardship.

He is yet to feature in a matchday squad under new boss Steve Watson, but the former Newcastle full-back has previously stated that Dyer figures in the club’s plans for the future.

After putting pen to paper, Dyer said: "I am delighted. I only live half an hour away in Malton, so I’m pretty much playing for my local team.

“It's pleasing that the club has given me this chance and obviously believe in me. I don't think I looked out of place when I played for the first team).

"I thought I did well, and I just want to kick-on now. I still need to progress and get better - but I want to play as many games as I can and try and make the highest level."