YORK City have swooped for Fleetwood Town striker Sam Fishburn, joining on a loan deal until the end of the season.

Fishburn joins the Minstermen after striker Will Davies exited the football club on a loan deal to fellow Vanarama National League side Bromley, on a deal until the end of the season.

The 20-year-old will now remain with York for the rest of the campaign, bolstering manager Adam Hinshelwood’s attacking options.

Fishburn joined Fleetwood’s Development Squad on a one-year contract in the Summer, with the club holding an option to extend if they wish to.

The striker was born in Gateshead and joined the Carlisle United youth setup in 2020, signing a two-year contract with the Cumbrians after an impressing for the academy.

He went on to gain valuable first-team football in a loan spell at Lancaster City in 2021, netting a prolific eight goals in nine games for the Northern Premier League Premier Division side, forcing Carlisle to recall their young striker.

Fishburn was granted his senior debut for the Cumbrians in the EFL Trophy, featuring in a 2-0 victory over Everton under-23’s, before making his EFL debut in a 2-2 draw away to Newport County.

Valuable loan spells with Blyth Spartans and Morpeth Town followed, before the striker would make the switch to Fleetwood in the Summer.

Fishburn is eager to kick-of his City career, telling the club media team: “I’m buzzing to be here, I can’t wait to get going and help the lads out.

“I’ve had a couple of loans before and I really enjoyed them, I want to express myself, go out and show what I can do.

“When I heard about coming here, it was definitely a yes.

“Going to Lancaster at a young age, I was only 17 so it put me into good stead for loans later on in my career.

“Going to Lancaster, Morpeth and Blyth was something new but it was good because now I know what to expect.

“The league table is mad, there are six points between the drop and 12th. It’s anyone’s for the taking, I want to come in and help the lads stay in the league for this season.

“I’m good at hold up play and obviously every striker wants to score, so getting around the box and goals.

“It was good to meet all the lads and see what they’re about, and to see how we play. Everyone was sound and good with me, so I’m looking forward to these next few weeks.”

Fishburn could make his York debut in Good Friday’s spectacle at the LNER Community Stadium (3pm), with City expecting a bumper crowd against the champions.