YORK City have signed former Manchester City, Rochdale and Salford City striker Jack Redshaw.

The 29-year-old was most recently with promotion-chasing National League side FC Halifax Town from whom he was released in the summer.

Redshaw began his career at the Man City academy and was described by former boss Pete Wild as a “proven goal-scorer” having scored goals in the Football League and the non-league during spells at Rochdale, Altrincham, Morecambe, Blackpool and Salford.

The move sees York bring in the first forward to their 2020/21 squad having seen Jordan Burrow, Dan Maguire, Alex Kempster and Macaulay Langstaff depart.

Redshaw said: "When I heard about the interest, I was interested straight away.

"Speaking to the gaffer and Micky (Cummins, assistant manager), it's a big club with big intentions so it ticks all the boxes.

"With the size of the club, it shouldn't really be at this level and they want to get straight back up and potentially get back into the Football League where they used to be.

"To join a club like this and hopefully climb the leagues with this club is something that excites me.

"I like to drop in and link play, get on the ball, I'd like to say I'm comfortable on the ball and I'll also chip in with goals too. I'm not one to set targets but hopefully I can get twenty plus and I'll be happy."

Cummins said: "He's one that we've been speaking to for a while.

"His reputation for scoring goals at this level and the level above proves that he's well-sought type of striker. We're delighted to get this one over the line.

"He's had a look round the city, the training ground and the new stadium and he's really enjoyed what he's seen and he's looking forward to getting going.

"You go through your list and he was right at the top of the list along with a couple of others we are still talking to and he will bring that goal threat and will get us up the pitch.

"He's hard to knock off the ball with his back to goal and he's good in one-vs-one situations. He is one we are very pleased to get over it the line and he will certainly improve us in the top end of the pitch.

"He can play in numerous formations, coming off the line, in pockets or on shoulders, so he has a lot of different skills to his game.

"He's bright, he's clever and he's obviously got a good goal-scoring ratio."

Manager Steve Watson and Cummins look to have a major rebuilding job on their hands after the departures of 16 players already in this transfer window.

Redshaw becomes City's third new addition after the arrivals of defenders Scott Barrow and Robbie Tinkler.

Cummins said: "I think when you sit down in the off-season and you get your list, you prioritise certain individuals and then, with the state of the game at the minute and the situation that we're in, there's more and more (players) that are accessible to us, coming from League One or League Two.

"We're keeping an open mind on what's available, but we've been sticking to our list and we're quite down the line in terms of what we wanted to achieve.

"We're quite happy with how business has gone so far.

"Conversations are ongoing, it's the business end of the off-season, when you're trying to secure your squad early doors, so we're close to signing a couple more."

Asked whether more signing announcements could come this week, Cummins replied: "Possibly, if we can get them over the line.

"We do things in the right way and the right manner, going through their medicals.

"It's a long process but it's going to be worthwhile in the end."