York City sign former Wolves striker in latest deal

Who is that masked man? Photographs: York City FC
18 Aug 2020 @ 6.00 pm
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Striker Jake Cassidy was unveiled as York City’s latest signing today.

Jake joins the Minstermen on a free transfer after his release from Stevenage.

“It feels good. It’s obviously exciting times for the club moving to the new stadium and I’m looking forward to a new challenge and hoping for a successful one this season,” he said.

“I spoke to the gaffer and I spoke to Dave Penney – I know him well – they just said about the ambition of the club and where they want to take the club and how they want to go forward and get out of this division.

“It’s something that interested me and working with the management – it was just a no brainer for me really.”

Club deserves to be higher

Unmasked: Jake Cassidy

Jake broke onto the scene aged 16, scoring 28 goals in 32 appearances for welsh side Llandudno Junction and was quickly snapped up by then Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers after a brief spell in the Welsh Premier League.

Now at 27-years-old, the 6ft 2in forward has played for the likes of Oldham Athletic, Hartlepool United and most recently Stevenage in League Two.

“I don’t live too far from York so It’s a city I’ve been to many times – it has a big football club which deserves to be in a lot better division,” said Cassidy.

He’s scored two against City

“I’ve played against York twice and scored two and it’s a massive club and hopefully I’ll be a part of the team that gets them out of this division.”

Jake says he is a team player. “If the team has a successful season, regardless of the goals I score, obviously the more the better, as long as the team is doing well and we are performing well then I’ll be happy – I’ll bring a lot more to the table than just that.

“I’m probably a little bit different to what they’ve had over the years. A bit more old school target man kind of player but I’ll work hard, I’m strong, good in both boxes.

“I think they’ll enjoy it and appreciate what I bring to the team – I think I get the best out of others playing in and around me.”

The arrival of Jake Cassidy brings up the squad numbers to 15 so far for the new season.