YORK City have signed attacker Jack McKay from Curzon Ashton on a free transfer.

The 25-year-old McKay, formerly of Leeds United, Doncaster Rovers and Cardiff City, comes in as John Askey’s third signing and joins on a permanent deal until the end of the season.

He can play as a right winger or centre forward.

With on-loan striker Mark Beck's short-term deal from Harrogate Town running out early in the new year, the acquisition of McKay will keep City's attacking numbers up should they not be able, or wish, to pursue another deal for the target man.

McKay has appeared 19 times this season for City's National League North rivals Curzon, scoring five goals.

He played 90 minutes against the Minstermen in the 0-0 draw last month.

McKay was also at the centre of an administrative gaffe in October during the Nash's FA Cup game against Chesterfield. 

Then Curzon boss Steve Cunningham was planning to bring McKay on as a half-time substitute but was not allowed to as the attacker's name was not included on the official team sheet, even though it had been recorded on the media's list.

The move is subject to FA and National League approval.