YORK City have raided over the border once again - making former Raith Rovers midfielder Niall Henderson the latest recruit to Colin Walker's Minstermen army.

The 20-year-old, a former Northern Ireland Under-19 international, comes to KitKat Crescent after being released by the Scottish second division outfit earlier in the summer.

Described as a "physical" midfielder, Henderson made ten appearances for Rovers after signing for them in January from Gretna - where he had spent the previous two years.

He made his debut for Raith at Hampden in a 1-0 victory over Queens Park and he was a regular in the season's run-in after previously being dropped from the starting line-up.

Henderson is the third player in little over a fortnight to join City from Scottish clubs following the arrival of former York trialist Ben Wilkinson and Steven Hogg, who both had spells at Gretna.

Hailing Henderson's arrival, Sophie McGill, City's communications and community director, said manager Colin Walker was being "astute" in the transfer market - looking to Scotland for players because there was little competition from southern Conference outfits.

"We are very pleased that Niall Henderson has decided to join York City.

"He is a physical midfielder and we identified that as something we really need - a player that has strength and is competitive in the middle of the park," McGill said.

"He is still young and he has a great deal of potential. We believe he fits in very well with the other signings we have so far made in the close season.

"Colin has been very astute in the market. He has made a number of signings north of the border - where there is not the competition from Conference sides based mainly in the south of England.

"What these signings have shown is that we are signing players that have a lot of potential and a lot of energy. It will be a young, physical and energetic side."

McGill added: "I can confirm that we are still looking for another striker to add to the squad."