York’s new midfielder Luke Summerfield believes he has something to add to the side that reached the play-offs last season.
Speaking to The Press, the 26-year-old said: “I will be bringing a positive outlook to the club because I am hoping we can be there or thereabouts at the top end of the table and I am looking for success.”
“We know each other well and it helps having that experience of playing together, but there are lots of players vying for different positions here and everybody has different qualities. There is a really good nucleus to the squad and, hopefully, I can add something to that.
“I got as far as the play-off final with Cheltenham and, hopefully, we can go a bit further. I think the key at this level is knowing what you can do to win games, whether that is passing the ball or scrapping for it.”
Summerfield, who was released by former club Shrewsbury, said it was an easy decision to join the Yorkshire club, aiming to reach League 1 for the first time since 1998-99.
“It didn’t take a lot of thinking about on my behalf because I have only heard good things about York City and the surroundings here. It’s a lovely place to live and all that positivity made it an easy decision for me to come here.
Luke Summerfield, who signed from relegated side Shrewsbury Town, has already worked with the likes of Tony Pulis, Ian Holloway, Paul Mariner and Peter Reid and is eager to work under former Premier League manager Nigel Worthington.
“The manager is also top drawer and was so positive about me, the club and the city. I’ve worked for managers who have gone on to bigger and better things and you learn from all of them, whether it’s stuff they did right or wrong.”