YORK City assistant manager Neil Cox envisages new signing Will Davies to have a bright future with the club, after signing on Wednesday from Braintree Town.

Davies becomes Neal Ardley's second York signing after an impressive start in the Vanarama National League South with Braintree Town, scoring eight goals in 15 appearances.

The striker has now signed a long-term contract with City, and impressed Cox in his first training session with the club.

“We spotted somebody that we really liked and there were a few clubs interested actually, I think more people were going to go for him in League Two in January," Cox explained.

"But we got in there, he spoke to the manager on our thoughts of how we expected him to play and he’s not coming in to be a sub.

"He’s coming in to play games and be part of the front three now, instead of the front two we’ve had.

"He’ll learn off of what we’ve done and it’ll make him a better player, him and the gaffer spoke a couple of times.

"The manager put the ambitions of the club forward, it’s something that he wanted to get on and into the journey.

“He’s only young, he’s aggressive, he can run and has a bit of pace about him.

"He scores goals, and that’s the most important thing.

"It doesn’t matter what level you are playing at, the defenders are getting a little bit better but you’ve still got to move to get that ball in between those posts.

"I think he’ll be an excellent signing for us.

“He’s full of confidence, he’s come in and got on with training yesterday.

"He’s knocked a few people about and he likes his aggression.

"He’s got on with it as if he was playing for his own team, there’s no pressure and the gaffer has told him to enjoy it, it’s a challenge for him.

"He’s really taken to the challenge and I think he’ll be a good asset for us.

“His role at the minute is to score goals, come in and play for us for the next four or five years.

"That’s what we hope for and we’re looking for, he’s signed a contract with the football club.

"We want to progress and bring good players in, and some of these players that we’ve already got at this football club are understanding of that and want to be a part of that."

Cox and Ardley have made it clear in the past that they like to have four strikers within the matchday squad, something which Cedric Main would be a part of with his loan spell at Blyth Spartans ending in January.

Cox also confirmed that Main would be returning to the club, with the Minstermen still keen to bring in new faces.

“We’ve had reports of Cedric and he will be coming back in in January," Cox confirmed to the Press.

"He was out till January with no call back, so we hadn’t been able to see Cedric, but with most of the players out on loan, the staff have been out watching the games and watching Cedric.

"He will come in, but if there’s a possibility of getting another centre-forward in and we have five centre-forwards and we can financially do that, then we can do that as well.

“We’ve had a busy week and we’ve got another busy week this week.

"We are looking at things and a number of positions that we would like to strengthen, if possible.

"But getting things over the line at the moment with us working and having games, it’s difficult.

“All leagues really we have had a look at, but it’s difficult to get league players in at the moment because the window is closed.

"If we want to buy anybody, it’s difficult and to get them in on loan from league clubs, people don’t want to let them go because they can’t replace them.

"We’re just looking at players that we can bring in that will make us stronger, and the two players we have brought in will make us stronger."