ON-LOAN midfielder Kieran Wallace is hoping he can bring some higher-tier experience to York City as he gets back to full fitness.

The 26-year-old, who can play in midfield or defence, suffered a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in February this year while playing for Burton Albion in League One.

He signed a one-year deal with Burton at the start of this season, which will be his fourth with the Brewers.

Prior to joining boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink at Burton, Wallace saw a good spread of the football pyramid, featuring for - among others - Sheffield United in League One, and Matlock Town in the Northern Premier League premier division.

The goal now for Wallace is to get minutes into his legs - and to help City as much as he can, possibly starting today at home to Blyth Spartans in the FA Trophy.

"I've been up the leagues and down the leagues. I wouldn't say I'm a stranger to this league," he said.

"I've been out for a while and still a bit rusty but I'll try to bring a bit of higher-tier experience, get on the ball a bit.

"Hopefully I'll play some part at some stage and if not this weekend, then over the coming weeks.

"It's a good opportunity for me.

"I've enjoyed it," he continued. "Training's been tough.

"It's quite far in the car for me from Nottingham but it's been worth it.

"Training's quite a high intensity.

"I did my ACL in February, returned to training and played my first game last Tuesday (for Burton).

"I've been training for the last month or two. I just need to get minutes under my belt.

"The knee's fine now. Just a few aches and pains but it should be alright.

"I need to get up to speed as quickly as I can. The training's been good and that's helped me."

On the challenge of Blyth today, he added: "I hear they've changed their manager as well so they might have picked up a bit.

"We're just working on ourselves, working with the manager to implement what he wants.

"Hopefully we'll be in the draw for the next round."