YORK City's newest signing, Kieran Green, is optimistic about the Minstermen's firepower next season - and says he wants to "join in a promotion party".

The 21-year-old arrived this week from Blyth Spartans and has found plenty of familiar faces from his time at Gateshead, including manager Steve Watson.

Forwards Jordan Burrow, Macauley Langstaff, Jake Wright and Wes York, as well as fellow midfielder Paddy McLaughlin, are all former Heed players.

"I look forward to playing with them all again," said Green in his first interview since arriving at Bootham Crescent.

"I enjoyed playing with Paddy when I got the opportunity. He keeps the ball well, gets about the pitch well, and I think we bounce off each other.

"Big Jordy is a different class and Macca is a great finisher. Jake Wright's the same, so I'm looking forward to it.

"Hopefully there's a lot of goals in this side."

Green scored eight goals in 58 appearances for Blyth, initially on loan prior to a permanent switch from Gateshead last summer.

"I'm hoping for 10-plus goals - that's a good target from midfield," he reasoned.

"Last season I played higher up the pitch and enjoyed getting in the box, scoring goals.

"Hopefully there's more to come.

"I want to join in a promotion party, to kick on and finish as high as possible in the league and get the club back to where it belongs.

"Everyone needs to pull in the same direction, from the management through to the playing side. As long as we've got the same goal, we'll hopefully achieve it."

Green had the option to stay at Blyth, but cites boss Watson and the club's aspirations in his decision to come to Bootham Crescent.

"I've known him for a couple of seasons and he's done a lot for my career," Green said.

"I've still got a lot to learn, they know that and I feel they can take me to the next level.

"I like (Watson's) philosophy and ambition. The way he likes to play, I feel I fit well with.

"When my season finished with Blyth, he contacted me straight away and explained his plans for the season.

"Obviously York's a massive club. They've got ambitions to kick on and get back to where they belong, and I want to play a big part in that."

Assistant-manager Micky Cummins said of Green: "I think he will complement the group we already have. He covers a lot of ground, scores goals and creates goals.

"He's quite physical in the air, fantastic with either foot and he's really good around the changing room. He's got that winning attitude and mentality.

"He's a leader, he won't shy away from a challenge and he gets on the end of crosses.

"He'll add to the group really well."