YORK City have confirmed Boreham Wood striker Scott Boden as their first signing of the summer.

Boden arrives at York with a vast amount of experience in non-league football during spells at Boreham Wood, Chesterfield, Gateshead, Wrexham, FC Halifax Town, Alfreton Town and Macclesfield Town.

The 32-year-old had his most prolific goal-scoring season under City manager John Askey at the latter in 2013/14, scoring 18 goals in the then-Conference Premier.

The former Sheffield United youngster has also spent time in the Football League, with Chesterfield and Macclesfield, but most recently with Newport County, bagging 13 League Two goals in 2015/16.

Boden scored 13 times in 49 appearances last season as Boreham Wood finished two places outside the Vanarama National League play-offs.

“It ticked every single box for me," Boden said. "The manager knows me inside out and I can’t wait to get going.

“He (Askey) didn’t need to sell the club to me, I’ve been close to coming before and I’m local from Sheffield so I know the size of the club and hopefully what we can do here.

“You can tell around the place, the atmosphere, everyone is friendly and everyone is positive and that can only hopefully steer us in one direction.

“I’d put myself down as a clever player in and around the box. I try and sniff things out and like any striker try and put pressure on myself to score goals more than anything.”

The striker is the first confirmed member of York's squad for 2022/23 as they seek a successful first term back in the National League following promotion through the National League North play-offs.

City are seeking to bring in around 15 new players over the summer and remain in talks over new deals with Scott Barrow, Olly Dyson, Jonny Haase, Maziar Kouhyar, Maxim Kouogun, Paddy McLaughlin, Ryan Whitley, Akil Wright, Lenell John-Lewis, Mitch Hancox and Sam Sanders while Michael Duckworth has been invited back for pre-season training.