City have signed teenage striker Lewis Clarkson from non-league Scarborough on a free transfer.

The 19-year-old, who has penned an 18-month deal, was released by Hull in the summer and had been watched by Leeds, Scunthorpe and Grimsby.

He has scored nine goals in five games this season in the Evo-Stik League Division One South.

Assistant manager Steve Parkin said: "Lewis is a fox in the box and a good finisher with both feet. We've had him watched on several occasions.

"To be fair to the kid, he needs easing in because he's simply just been playing, not training as such. But he has got a good turn of pace and will score at whatever level he plays at.

"It's up to us now to develop him as a physical specimen and get him used to full-time training.

"The ball's in his court now. He's got a second bite at the cherry and let's hope he can take it."