JOSH KNOWLES has signed for Knaresborough Town following his release from York City.

Knowles departed York during the off-season without making a first-team appearance for the City, although he was an unused substitute in September's 3-0 Emirates FA Cup victory over Hebburn Town.

Since his move away from the Minstermen, the winger has impressed during pre-season with Knaresborough, who play in the ninth tier Toolstation Northern Counties East League premier division.

The 18-year-old could make his competitive debut for Town in Saturday's FA Cup extra preliminary round trip to North Shields (3pm).