YORK City are poised to swoop for Stevenage Borough striker Iyseden Christie.

The 31-year-old forward has been on loan at Blue Square Premier rivals Kettering since September, having had his original short-term deal extended.

But the Press understands he is now set to be recalled by the Hertfordshire side, paving the way for a temporary move to the Minstermen.

Christie was on target twice when Kettering were responsible for City’s first defeat of the season – a 4-2 loss last month.

He also netted in a 2-1 win at Salisbury on Saturday, celebrating his return to action after a three-match ban for violent conduct.

The former Mansfield, Kidderminster and Leyton Orient front man, who has scored 110 goals in a professional career spanning 274 starts, had been expected to stay with the Poppies until the transfer window reopened in January.

But, unlike Kettering, the KitKat Crescent club are expected to meet the full cost of Christie’s wages and be amenable to a permanent deal in the New Year.

City boss Colin Walker declined to comment on Christie’s imminent arrival at KitKat Crescent although an official announcement is expected tomorrow.