What York City have lacked for so long is goals – and now they have a man who can provide them.

Dan Maguire scored 25 goals for Blyth Spartans last season to help them finish sixth in the table and qualify for the promotion play-offs.

Today he now joined City, Spartans’ National League North rivals.


Manager Steve Watson said the signing is a ‘huge feather in the cap’ for City after the 26-year-old rejected moves to clubs higher up the footballing pyramid.

Maguire, who has played for the England ‘C’ team, made his debut for Blyth seven years ago and has always been a popular figure with supporters at Croft Park.

Turns full time

Steve Watson said:

  • It has taken a little while to do because he had a lot of options. He has now made the decision to become a ‘full-time’ footballer which is a big deal to him.

    He is a great character and a terrific striker – as most clubs who have played against him in this league will tell you! He can score all kinds of goals and is very lively.

    In the last two seasons, he has chalked up as many goals as anybody. We are really lucky to have him and I think it will work really well.


Steve said he thought the fans will be excited by the signing.

“We have had lots of chats this summer and he’s a had lots of other options – leagues above really – but I think he likes what we have said to him about the club and the way we are planning on going and trying to progress as a club.”