RYAN FALLOWFIELD'S goal for the new season at York City is a simple one - promotion.

Fallowfield joined York from Sky Bet League Two side Harrogate Town on Wednesday, with the right-back signing a one-year deal with City.

The defender arrives at the LNER Community Stadium with the club fresh from promotion to the Vanarama National League and insists that another rise up the pyramid is next on the agenda.

Asked what his goal was for next term, Fallowfield simply replied: “Promotion. I want to get another promotion and I’m sure the club do as well.

"It’s a big club who are followed up and down the country by good fans, so that’s our aim, I’d like to think, and it’s certainly my aim.

“(We were) promoted twice down the road, but I’m not sure if the fans here are keen on Harrogate,” smiled Fallowfield.

“But we were promoted and now I’m here again in the National League and hopefully we can do that with York.”

Fallowfield's move across North Yorkshire to City sees him link up with his hometown club.

“I was born in York so I’ve got a lot of connections here through my family, so hopefully they can now come watch me play," said the 26-year-old.

“I've been out on the pitch and it does look impressive, in the ground and outside and I’ve been to the training ground too, which I used to play on when I was a kid.

“It’s a good training facility so I’m looking forward to it.”

The Hull City academy graduate's switch to York bolsters City's defence, particularly at full-back.

Left-back Scott Barrow - who is set to miss the entire season with an ACL injury - remains in contract talks with the club over a new deal while right-back Michael Duckworth has been invited back for pre-season after an injury-plagued last campaign.

“I play full-back, (mostly) right-back," explained Fallowfield. "I’ll bring energy, I’ll be up and down constantly - I’d like to say that’s one of my main strengths.

“Hopefully I can get assists for the strikers too.”