York City sign Ben Swallow and Chris Doig

Gary Mills

York City have signed midfielder Ben Swallow and central defender Chris Doig until the end of the season.

Swallow, 22, joined after a spell with Bristol Rovers while Doig, 30, was recently released by Aldershot Town.

York City manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio York: "Ben is another player that will want to start his career and show people what he's made of.

"Chris is a good player and hungry to get his name around this country again to show what a good player he is."

Mills also said that Swallow, who played against York earlier this season for Bath City, had been a target for some time.

"I tried to get Ben a few weeks ago," the York boss said.

"Unfortunately the manager situation changed at Bristol so that was put on the back burner until now.

"He's an exciting winger, and left-footed. [He's] something we've not really had at York to balance us off and he's a very exciting player that can create and score goals."

Doig has previous experience with Nottingham Forest and Northampton and also won international honours for Scotland at Under-21 level.

Mills added: "He's experienced, he knows the game, and he's old-school and a good organiser.

"He's left-sided and I'm delighted to have him. I think he'll be a great addition to us."