FORMER York City favourite and promotion-winner Akil Wright has made the cross-border move to Scotland.

Wright, 28, is highly-rated by York supporters after his two year spell with City from 2020 to 2022, making 54 appearances and registering seven goals after signing from Wrexham.

The holding midfielder played a crucial role as the Minstermen ended their five-year stay in the Vanarama National League North, gaining promotion to the Vanarama National League after defeating Boston United 2-0 in the play-off final.

Wright would feature in that play-off final in a midfield alongside Paddy McLaughlin and Mitch Hancox, being named as man-of-the-match as City returned to the fifth tier.

Wright would opt to explore his options with Football League clubs interested upon the expiry of his contract with York, going on to sign an initial two-year deal with Stockport County.

The 28-year-old would go on to flourish in the EFL with the Hatters, making 67 appearances across a two year spell, which saw Stockport gain promotion to Sky Bet League One earlier this year.

Wright’s impressive stint with Stockport has seen Scottish Premiership outfit Ross County add the midfielder to their ranks for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-year deal with the Staggies.

Speaking on the move, Ross County boss Don Cowie told the club website: “We are absolutely delighted to finalise the signing of Akil.

2We identified Akil at the end of the season as a player who we believe is a great fit for our football.

“Akil has a wealth of experience in English football, predominantly playing in defence but has the versatility to also play in midfield.”