York City have further strengthened their National League squad, with the signings of Aldershot Town defender Tyler Cordner and Solihull Moors captain Callum Howe, as confirmed via statements on the club’s website.
The defensive duo will join the new era at York City, following the club’s successful takeover last week and will join the likes of Quevin Castro and David Stockdale at the National League side.
Who are the duo?
Beginning with Tyler Cordner, the defender was a product of the AFC Bournemouth youth set-up, before enjoying a series of loan spells with the likes of Southend and Scunthorpe. He joined Aldershot on a free transfer last summer and made 45 appearances, scoring eight goals.
Callum Howe was a Scunthorpe United academy graduate, before joining Lincoln City in 2015. He also had spells with Port Vale and Harrogate Town, before joining Solihull Moors in 2019. With Solihull, Howe made over 100 appearances for the club, scoring 13 goals.
The new era continues
Following the club’s recent takeover, York City will be eager to kick on next season after confirming their place in the National League for another season, following their 19th placed finish.
The club have strengthened in several areas of the pitch, including two brand new centre-backs who are proven at National League level.
What’s been said?
Beginning with Tyler Cordner, he told the club’s website…
“I’m delighted. It was quite an easy process. Thank you to Aldershot for having me last year. I’m here now, a York City player, and I can’t wait to get going.”
Meanwhile, Callum Howe stated…
“I’m delighted to be here. It’s a big club, I’m quite local to the area, so I know a lot about the club and the fanbase.
“It’s always been a tough place to come, I’m looking forward to being on their side this time.”
Personally, I think York City are three signings away from being considered as dark horses for the National League play-offs next season, especially with two solid defensive options.
Cordner, Howe and Stockdale have boosted the club’s defensive qualities, as well as several additional options across the pitch. Add a striker and a couple of other options into the side and suddenly they are play-off contenders.