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Morecambe move for Minstermen striker Oliver

Vanarama National League North club York City have confirmed that striker Vadaine Oliver has left Bootham Crescent and completed a move to SkyBet League Two club Morecambe.

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Oliver was part of the Minstermen side that was relegated from the Vanarama National League last season.

On a happier note scored the second goal in the 3-2 win over Macclesfield Town in the Buildbase FA Trophy Final at Wembley in May.

The move brings an end to Oliver's two-year stay with City after he moved to the Bootham Crescent club after leaving Crewe Alexandra.

He scored his first goal for the club against Newport County in September 2015 and ended his first season with ten goals in all competitions as the Minstermen were relegated from the Football League.

In the aftermath of their relegation Oliver was transfer listed and moved back into the Football League, joining Notts County on a four month loan deal.

However he returned to City in January and became a key figure as they battled against relegation into the National League North.

Again Oliver managed ten goals in all competitions but that wasn't enough to keep the club in non-league's top tier.

There had been speculation that Football League clubs were showing a keen interest in securing his services and it is Morecambe that have completed a deal to sign the former Lincoln City striker.

Shrimpers boss Jim Bentley admitted that he couldn't wait to see Oliver in a Morecambe shirt and revealed that he tried to sign the striker on loan last season.

Speaking to the club's official website he said "I've always been impressed with him in the past and I tried to sign him on loan during January.

"He's a good lad who is determined to work hard and do well.

"He's mobile, athletic, good technically, strong in the air and I feel he can do well for us, lead the line and score goals.

"He's had a bit of an up and down couple of seasons for one reason or another but now I'm looking forward to working with him and hopefully he kicks on because he certainly has the potential to do that as he's a very modern style centre forward with plenty of strengths that I'm looking forward to seeing while in a Morecambe shirt."

Meanwhile York City revealed that they have released defenders Josh Robinson and Jack Higgins.

Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)
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