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York City are reportedly leading the race for highly-rated Lincoln City left-back Sean Newton.

The 25-year-old is understood to be attracting interest from a host of other clubs, including Notts County, Oldham Athletic, Shrewsbury Town and Scunthorpe United.

Born in Liverpool, Newton began his career with Chester and has also had spells with Southport (loan), Droylesden, Barrow, AFC Telford United and Stockport County, while simultaneously earning a couple of England 'C' caps.

He scored both goals for Droylesden in an FA Cup second round replay victory over Chesterfield back in December 2008 when actually being ineligible due to suspension. His club were subsequently thrown out of the competition that season.

Newton later joined Stockport and became captain at Edgeley Park until moving to Lincoln on a two-year contract last summer. Noted for his ability from set-pieces, he has already appeared 27 times for the Conference Premier side this season.

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CITY'S ALL-TIME TOP TEN HIT-MEN: NORMAN WILKINSON 143, KEITH WALWYN 140, BILLY FENTON 124, ALF PATRICK 117, PAUL AIMSON 113, ARTHUR BOTTOM 105, TOM FENOUGHTY 104, REG BAINES 93, PETER WRAGG 87, PAUL BARNES 85

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Writer:Vital York
Date:Sunday January 5 2014
Time: 3:11PM

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