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Meikle makes York move

York have made their eighth summer signing with the capture of former Mansfield winger Lindon Meikle.

Meikle, 26, who has spent the last three seasons at Mansfield, has signed a two-year deal at Bootham Crescent.

"Lindon is a player who's got terrific pace, is very direct and he's got something that (assistant) Steve (Torpey) and myself were looking at over the summer that we thought would be a nice addition to the group," York boss Nigel Worthington told the club's official website.

"To have the pace of Anthony Straker and now to have the pace of Lindon is a plus. When a young player like Lindon became available we moved very quickly to secure his services."

Meikle, who started out at Eastwood Town, added: "I'm absolutely buzzing about joining the club.

"When I got the phone call (on Monday) morning I was hoping to come and have a conversation with Nigel but, next minute, a contract was coming out and he offered me a deal and it was like 'Wow'!

"I rang my dad and he was absolutely buzzing and told me 'What are you playing at? Go and sign it now!'"