YORK City have pulled off a major coup with the signing of former Manchester City and Huddersfield Town forward Harry Bunn.

The 27-year-old, who can play primarily as either a left winger or a striker, makes his first move into non-league by joining York, having spent the majority of his career in the Football League.

Like York's other forward recruit Jack Redshaw, Bunn began his career at the Manchester  City academy but did not play for the Premier League giants.

He had spells on loan at Rochdale, Preston North End, Oldham Athletic, Crewe Alexandra and Sheffield United, he joined Huddersfield Town.

Bunn would go on to make 91 appearances for Huddersfield, winning promotion to the Premier League in his final season there.

After stints at Bury and Southend United, he moved to Kilmarnock from whom he was released last summer.

Bunn said: "I’m happy to be here now, I obviously spoke to the gaffer and we had a few conversations over the last week and thankfully now we've got it over the line. 

"It’s an opportunity to get back playing again – the club is going to start going back in the right direction and I want to be a part of that. 

"I’m one who likes to try and make things happen. Be creative and direct and try and get a few goals and a few assists as well."

Manager Steve Watson said: "I was quite surprised when his agent got in touch with me, to be honest with you. 

"Harry has played in the Championship and came through the ranks at Man City - with Kieran Kennedy actually. 

"I saw him play in the Championship and I saw him play for Bury – he can play as an out and out forward or as a number ten and he’s a really good addition to us. 

"He’s been training with Wigan under-23s since they started again so he is fit and raring to go and I think we are lucky to have a lad of his quality. 

"Bringing him to the new ground and training ground and talking him through what we hope to do with York, the ambition we have all got here, he came back and was dead positive. 

"It’s another good coup for the club to attract a player like that who has definitely had offers from higher leagues elsewhere."