Ex-Canary Simon Lappin back in English football

Simon Lappin in action for the Canaries.

Simon Lappin in action for the Canaries. - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Former Norwich City midfielder Simon Lappin has signed for York City.

Lappin, 33, has signed a deal – subject to international clearance – until the end of the season and could make his debut in Saturday's National League home clash with Dagenham & Redbridge.

The former St Mirren man moved south to Norwich in January, 2009, joining City at the same time as Mark Fotheringham.

Lappin made more than 100 appearances for the Canaries, helping them jump from League One to the Premier League in consecutive seasons under Paul Lambert.

He left City for Cardiff in November, 2012, had a loan spell at Sheffield United and then returned to Scotland to play for St Johnstone.

Lappin's manager at York is Gary Mills, the former King's Lynn Town boss.