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Two sign on for City

14th September 2019

York City are delighted to announce that youth team product, Charlie Jebson-King has signed his first professional contract with the club, while the Minstermen have also secured the services of 22-year-old centre-forward, Kyle McFarlane, who was most recently on the books of Birmingham City. 

Jebson-King, who has been with the club for seven years has put pen-to-paper with Steve Watson’s side, having impressed the manager during pre-season.

He said: “It means a lot to me; it's been a long and gruelling time. I've put in a lot of hard work and dedication, but when you put that in you get the rewards, that's what has happened.

“I started at the club at under-10s level and I've been through the academy before signing my scholarship at 16, thankfully now the manager has given me a chance and I've taken it.

 “I'm a wing-back who likes to get forward, put balls into the box and get into the attacking third. I also do my job defensively, but that's something I’m still wanting to improve on.

“The manager has told me not to take this lightly, the deal is for doing well but I've got to keep my head down”, Jebson-King concluded.

McFarlane spent 12 years with Birmingham and most recently registered 11 goals in 21 appearances last season for their under-23s side prior to his unexpected release in March. The 22-year-old also had loan spells with Barrow and Nuneaton Town during his time in the West Midlands.

He said: “It’s a good opportunity for me to get some game time, and to score goals, which is what I’m all about. I know the manager quite well from my time at Birmingham when he was a coach, so that made the move easier.

“York is a really big club, I was meant to sign for them in January (last season) but unfortunately, I picked up an injury. But from what I’ve seen and heard of York it seems like a really good place.

“He’s (Watson) told me to come in and enjoy it and to make sure I get something out of it – and depending on how well I do, it’ll hopefully mean I can have a good time here.

“Having left Birmingham, my aim is just to play games, which is something I wasn’t doing there. It’s a chance to get my name back out there at a huge club. 

“I like to play off the shoulder, I’ve got pace to burn and I love to get in behind and get on the end of things in the box. 

“I was delighted (when the club showed an interest), the team are doing well, and the lads have been fantastic since I’ve come in. I need to prove myself to them and to the supporters by showing what I can do as quickly as possible. 

“I’ve not had much game time but I’m ready and raring to go.”



Article by Rob Glover.

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