Video: Meet York City’s new striker – ready to power the team to promotion
York City has new striker – who has set his sights on scoring the goals that power the club’s promotion push.
Kurt Willoughby has been snapped up by manager Steve Watson, after leaving AFC Fylde.
He is a familiar name to City fans, having enjoyed a good spell with York during the 2019/20 season – also gaining interest from Football League clubs in that time.
Steve Watson has kept a keen eye on the England ‘C’ international ever since returning to his parent club and has made contact to sign the forward on multiple occasions throughout his tenure.
Willoughby is the club’s first summer signing ahead of the 2021/22 season.
Upon joining the club, Willoughby said: “I’m buzzing to finally get it done and be here, be in the new stadium and having a look around the place, it’s great to be back.
“I only came here for a month but straight away I felt loved and appreciated and that shows on the pitch.
“When you speak to the gaffer, he is keen on promotion and so am I – I want to win things and obviously being a striker I want to score as many goals as I can so I have targets I want to reach by certain points in the season.
“Hopefully I reach them, we do well as a team and reach our goals.”
Willoughby joins the 11 players currently contracted to the club. Negotiations over a new contract for Michael Woods continues.