YORK City ‘Wembley Twice’ defender Jamal Fyfield is set to line up against his former side in the Vanarama National League next season.

The experienced centre-back has been snapped up by newly-promoted Braintree Town following his release from Boreham Wood, where he had served as the club’s captain.

Fyfield, 35, was a part of the City squad that won promotion through the then-Conference Premier play-offs and lifted the FA Trophy in a memorable eight-day spell at Wembley Stadium in 2012.

The defender went on to score four times in 79 appearances during his time at the club, including the final goal of a 3-1 victory at Tamworth on his debut.

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Since his departure from the Minstermen, he has turned out for Grimsby Town, Welling United, Wrexham, Gateshead and Boreham Wood, going on to make over 250 appearances during his six-year stay at Meadow Park.

The defender’s move to Braintree will see him link up with former City midfielder Fin Barnes, who wasted no time in finding a new club after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent last week.

It has been a busy summer for the Iron thus far, with former Dagenham & Redbridge marksman Inih Effiong and Southend United forward Callum Powell heading their off-season recruitment.

As for what he can bring to the Essex club, Fyfield, who has made over 500 fifth-tier appearances, told their media team: “I like a fight, and I like to defend my goal. Clean sheets are what we’re paid for at the end of the day, so that’s what I pride myself on.

“But also being that leader in the dressing room as well, getting around the boys whether the results be good, bad or indifferent, and just trying to be that good teammate.”