YORK City have signed former Huddersfield Town attacking midfielder Olly Dyson.

Dyson, who can also play as a striker, was released by Huddersfield this summer having began his career with the Terriers academy.

The 20-year-old has previous experience in the non-league having had two loan spells with Barrow AFC over the past couple of seasons, helping the Cumbrian club seal promotion to the National League in the truncated 2019/20 season.

The Wakefield-born youngster played 31 times for Barrow, scoring four goals.

York fans had been eager for manager Steve Watson to bring in a midfielder ahead of the club’s first pre-season friendly at South Shields on Tuesday evening following the departures of Adriano Moke, Andy Bond and Kieran Green this summer.

Dyson said: “I’m really excited to sign, as soon as I heard about it, I just wanted to jump on it straight away and get involved.

“This week we have all got together (in training) and it’s been really good the tempo has been great and I’ve enjoyed it.

“I like attacking midfield but I also play on the left and the right so I’ll play anywhere along the front three.”

Assistant manager Micky Cummins said: “He was someone we watched from afar last year, scored four goals in a promotion-winning team over 28 games in a successful season and the type we want to bring in.

“He is comfortable on the ball, he will look to attack, dribble, gets in good goalscoring positions and can play numerous positions.

“We have a few (trialists) we are looking at who have done really well, we have a few games coming up amongst ourselves and behind closed doors.

“Trialists have got to come in and earn the opportunity to get a contract, we will give them that against decent opposition so it will be a test."