ROB GUILFOYLE is hoping he can make a good impression with York City fans after signing a deal with his hometown club.

The 18-year-old attacking player played in City’s youth set-up before moving to Hull City on a two-year scholarship.

He scored 50 goals in his time with the Tigers in their under-18s and U23s sides - and he demonstrated this attacking prowess in his first game back in City colours, netting twice in the 4-1 friendly win at Newcastle United U23s.

Guilfoyle is reluctant to get too far ahead of himself, though. Talking about his targets, he said: “Maybe get a few more goals in pre-season and as many minutes as possible, get myself into the squad and train well, push the gaffer to give me a start and a chance to prove myself in front of the fans.”

His goalscoring performance on Saturday against Newcastle directly preceded the announcement of his signing. Joining York, he says, “was a no-brainer with the size of the club”.

On his performance against the Magpies, he added: “I was just delighted. I thought I played well - I thought the first one was lucky but that I took the second well.

“I just wanted to try and prove myself after not playing men’s football, then going straight in to train with the first team for three days. I wanted to try and get myself in the squad and a few starts, hopefully soon.”

He received 35 minutes on the pitch against South Shields on Tuesday night, and is hoping for some more game time at Whitby Town today (1pm).

Guilfoyle said: “It’s a good runaround. It’s better than training, a high-intensity game. It doesn’t really matter about the result and just bring it on to Saturday, hopefully get another goal.”