York City sign experienced frontman Scott Boden
New signing Scott Boden (Photo: York City FC)

York City have confirmed their initial signing of the pre-season transfer window, manager John Askey reuniting with striker Scott Boden, and adding him to his squad.

  • Scott Boden's Career To Date

Boden's arrival at the LNER Community Stadium comes after a brilliant vast career, where he tallied up a total of 128 goals in 485 matches, spanning across 11 clubs, which include the likes of Chesterfield, Newport, and most recently, Boreham Wood.

Born in Sheffield, the 32-year-old came through the local youth academy at (Sheffield) United, and began his senior career abroad, at Finnish club IFK Mariehamn. A move to Chesterfield in 2008 was worthwhile, as Boden went on to make 117 appearances, scoring 15 times for the League Two side.

During his time with the Spireites, the striker had loan spells at Macclesfield Town and Alfreton Town, returning with three goals.

Following Boden's departure from Chesterfield, he signed a permanent deal with Macclesfield, where he worked under John Askey, netting 21 goals in 44 appearances. 

From 2014 to 2019, Boden made his name well-known in the lower leagues, 39 goals coming from a variety of clubs: Halifax, Newport, Inverness, Wrexham and Gateshead.

In 2019, Chesterfield fans were pleased with his return to the club, and he remained at the Technique Stadium up until 2021, keeping up his good form with another 23 goals, before a loan move to Torquay.

The new striker's most recent club was Boreham Wood, and Boden featured in the historic FA Cup campaign, helping his side reach the fifth round, where they were eventually beat by Premier League Everton. Alongside this, he also chipped in with 11 league goals.

  • The Transfer In Detail

After working with current York head coach John Askey at Macclesfield in the past, Boden was once again reunited with him, and joined City after his release from fellow National League outfit Boreham Wood. 

The transfer is Askey's first of the 2022/23 season, and at the time of writing, Boden is the only first team player in York's ranks, with additional renewals and signings expected to be announced throughout the coming weeks.

The move is subject to FA and National League approval.

  • Scott Boden's Comments

On signing, Scott Boden spoke to the club media and talked on his move to The Minstermen.

“It ticked every single box for me. The Manager knows me inside out and I can’t wait to get going.

“He (The Manager) didn’t need to sell the club to me, I’ve been close to coming before and I’m local from Sheffield so I know the size of the club and hopefully what we can do here.

“You can tell around the place, the [good] atmosphere, everyone is friendly and everyone is positive and that can only hopefully steer us in one direction.

“I’d put myself down as a clever player in and around the box. I try and sniff things out and like any striker try and put pressure on myself to score goals more than anything.”

You can watch the full interview below:

  • Welcome to York, Scott!