YORK City fans have voted Sean Newton as their Player of the Season in an online poll conducted by The Press.

The centre-back won a clear majority, with 56 per cent of respondents casting their ballot for the 31-year-old.

It was a closer-run thing for second place. David Ferguson garnered 20 per cent of the vote while keeper Pete Jameson came in just behind on 19 per cent.

Two per cent favoured top scorer Jordan Burrow while four per cent of the vote went to players other than the named four.

In praise of Newton, supporters cited his improved attitude under Steve Watson from Sam Collins - something the player himself has touched on - and his goalscoring contributions.

Newton spent more time on the pitch than any York player last season in the National League North, playing every minute of the Minstermen’s 34 games.

His return of four goals from those outings comprised an excellent free kick in the 4-1 win at Spennymoor Town, a brace of dead-ball finishes in the 3-1 victory at Alfreton Town and a header in the 4-2 victory over Chester at Bootham Crescent.

Newton also got the second in City’s FA Cup win over Stockport, a left-footed piledriver which sent York on their way to a thoroughly deserved 2-0 triumph and into the first round proper.

At the back, Newton formed an effective back three with Steve McNulty and Joe Tait, putting together a formidable back line which conceded just 28 goals - bettered only by Brackley Town's 25 - and kept 15 clean sheets.

His double at Alfreton kept York at the summit of the National League North table in their final game before coronavirus forced the early close of the 2019/20 campaign.