YORK City captain Sean Newton has signed a two-year extension to his existing contract at Bootham Crescent.

Newton, who joined the Minstermen from Wrexham last season, has now committed his future to the club until the summer of 2020.

On his decision, the 29-year-old midfielder said: "We have been speaking about it for the last couple of weeks but I got injured so I focused on getting fit. Now I am fit, it's all been sorted, and I am delighted.

"I want to make sure I stay here as long as I can and help the club achieve what they want to achieve. There's a chance of going up this year and that's our goal."

Newton went on to reveal that manager Martin Gray had played a key role in securing his services into the next decade, adding: "Whenever a new gaffer comes in, you don't know if he's going to take to you or how he is going to want to play the game - but I have enjoyed working with him from day one.

"He wears his heart on his sleeve and it's been brilliant."

On extending Newton's deal, Gray enthused: "Sean is a leader who leads by example every day. It is fantastic news that he has committed his future to the club for another two-and-a-half years.

"He will play a big part in our plans and is still getting better as a player."