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Mark Beck and Reon Potts sign on for City

By Dan Simmonite | 23rd July 2021

York City Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Mark Beck on loan from Harrogate Town and Reon Potts who has re-signed after impressing in pre-season.

27-year-old Beck joins until January on a loan deal, and 20-year-old Potts will be loaned out to Ossett United along with midfielder Archie Whitfield.

Both will remain on loan with the Northern Premier League side until January.

Upon signing, Beck said: “It feels very good to get it over the line and it’s good to be here - I’m looking forward to it. The Manager at Harrogate said a couple of weeks ago that he wants me to go out and get some games and almost immediately I knew York were interested.

“It’s obviously a massive club and I was interested straight away. I’ve played in this league before [with Darlington] and it was with a good side then and it’s nice to join a good side again now.

“Predominantly I’m target man, I’m six foot five and good in the air but I like to think I’m very good with my feet as well. It’s not just a case of heading everything all the time I like to link the play up as well – hopefully, I’ll get on the end of some crosses in the box.”

Steve Watson added: “He gives us a different dimension from the way we can play. We’ve been in communication a long time with Simon at Harrogate about him.

“We had to be patient and kept off a few other things while we had a chance of this and now it’s finally over the line, we are thrilled about it.

“There are numerous options to do different things now, he is a very good target man, but he is more than that – he is good with his feet, he’s a leader, he’s strong, he attacks the ball in the box.

“We’ve been putting a lot of very good balls in this pre-season and the previous two seasons and probably not got on the end of enough of them. He enhances my options greatly.”

The deals are subject to FA and National League approval.

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