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Skipper Newton Commits To Minstermen

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Sean Newton has committed his future to Vanarama National League North club York City by signing a two-year extension to his contract at Bootham Crescent.

Newton, who joined the Minstermen from Wrexham last season, will now be staying at the club until summer 2020.

“We have been speaking about it for the last couple of weeks, but I got injured so I focused on getting fit,” Newton told the club`s official website. “Now I am fit, it’s all been sorted, and I am delighted.

“I want to make sure I stay here as long as I can and help the club achieve what they want to achieve,” he added. “There’s a chance of going up this year and that’s our goal.”

Midfielder Newton, 29, says manager Martin Gray played a key role in his decision to stay at the club.

“Whenever a new Gaffer comes in, you don’t know if he’s going to take to you or how he is going to want to play the game – but I have enjoyed working with him from day one. He wears his heart on his sleeve and it’s been brilliant.”

Gray, meanwhile, hailed Newton’s decision as “fantastic news” for the club, saying: “Sean is a leader who leads by example every day. It is fantastic news that he has committed his future to the club for another two-and-a-half years.

“He will play a big part in our plans and is still getting better as a player”.


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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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