JACKIE’S BACK­ING RIOR­DAN

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

YORK CITY have boosted their bid to avoid rel­e­ga­tion by sign­ing ex-Scot­land and Celtic striker Derek Rior­dan.

Rior­dan, 33, has signed on for the rest of the sea­son af­ter a trial.

Man­ager Jackie McNa­mara said: “He has shown his fin­ish­ing qual­i­ties and it is not so much (about) his over­all fit­ness.

“If he can get a lit­tle bit sharper then he could be a qual­ity player for us.”

Rior­dan has en­dured a con­tro­ver­sial ca­reer, but McNa­mara added: “I think he’s grown up since then.

“He has got kids now. I can see that bit of hunger in him and can he try and fin­ish his ca­reer in the right way and help York first and fore­most.”

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