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Jake Cassidy signs for City

By Dan Simmonite | 18th August 2020

We are delighted to announce the signing of striker Jake Cassidy on a free transfer after his release from Stevenage. 

Upon joining City, Cassidy said: “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. 

“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.” 

Cassidy 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 2” forward has forged a career with 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 cub which deserves to be in a lot better division,” said Cassidy.

“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.

He continued, putting an emphasis on teamwork for the new campaign: “If the team has a successful season, regardless of the goals I score, obviously the more the better, and we are preforming 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. 

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