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Striker Flynn McNaughton signs on

22nd May 2018

Striker Flynn McNaughton has signed his first professional contract with York City after graduating from the club's Academy.

McNaughton, 17, made three appearances as a substitute for the first team last season and was also leading goalscorer for both the reserves and the Under-18s.

"I am really happy. It's a dream come true," he said. "If you had said to me at the start of last season that I would be making my first team debut in March, I would have said 'no, not a chance' but everything has fallen into place. 

"My aim now is to break into the first team and try and make an impact. The first team will be looking for promotion next season and I just want to be part of it."

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Flynn McNaughton in action against Chorley

  • Flynn McNaughton, pictured above, during his City debut against Chorley in March.

"I think the manager has made a big statement by bringing in players from the league above and we have got a really strong squad," commented McNaughton. "He has told me to come back for pre-season 'fit as a fiddle' and be at the front of all the running. I will have to stake my case in pre-season games."

Born in Scarborough, McNaughton joins midfielder Harry Thompson and centreback Josh Rogerson in signing professional terms for the club after graduating from the Academy this summer.

McNaughton's father Michael was also a professional footballer who played for Scarborough 16 years ago before going part-time with Harrogate Town.

"My Dad has text me to say it is a really proud day for him," smiled Flynn. "It feels good to follow in his footsteps."

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