YORK City have announced the signing of experienced midfielder Andy Bond from Vanarama National League side AFC Fylde.

The 33-year-old Bond has made over 100 appearances in League One for Colchester United, as well as featuring for other Football League clubs, including Crewe Alexandra, Bristol Rovers, Stevenage and Crawley Town.

Born in Wigan, Bond - who is an attacking central midfield player - started his professional career as a teenager with Crewe but, following his release in 2006, he moved to Conference North club Barrow where he won promotion and the 2010 FA Trophy.

His performances in the Conference Premier caught the eye of former Colchester and York manager John Ward and led to a four-year spell in the third tier of English football with the ‘U's', during which time he also played on loan for Crewe and Bristol Rovers.

After spells with Chester, Stevenage, Chorley and Crawley, Bond joined National League side AFC Fylde in June 2016.

A former England C international, he was a key figure for Fylde last season as they reached the National League play-off final and lifted the FA Trophy at Wembley.

His spell at Fylde was the most fruitful of his career in goalscoring terms, netting 18 times in 74 appearances, including one in the play-off eliminator as the Coasters beat Harrogate Town 3-1.