York United confirmed defender Dominick Zator and winger Nicholas Hamilton have returned to the club Tuesday following their recent loan spells in Sweden and Scotland respectively. The pair follow second-year winger Michael Petrasso, who returned to York from English fifth-tier side Barnet FC last week. Zator arrived at Swedish second-tier side Vasalunds IF in February and after featuring prominently throughout a busy pre-season schedule, he subsequently enjoyed an impressive league stint once the campaign began in mid-April. Overall, he appeared in four of the team's eight Superettan fixtures and racked up 149 minutes of competitive action. Fittingly, in his final outing against Falkenberg, Vasalunds kept a clean sheet. "This has been a great experience for both players," says York United FC CEO/President & GM, Angus McNab. "Dom has gotten significant minutes and been working hard when he’d otherwise have been shut down and unable to train. From chatting to him regularly, I know that he loved his time at Vasalunds and it was fantastic he could play 90 minutes and sign off with a clean sheet in his final appearance."
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Meanwhile, Hamilton signed for Scottish Championship outfit Dundee FC last September and rallied to make a significant impression in difficult circumstances. With a delay in his work permit owing to the Covid-19 situation, the Jamaican attacker missed out on The Island Games last August which ensured a prolonged period of inactivity. As a result, his initial time at Dens Park was spent building up his match fitness and despite making his competitive debut in a League Cup clash against Cove Rangers, his time on the pitch was restricted. Still, it proved an incredibly memorable time for the 25-year-old with the club having finished the campaign in second place and ensuring promotion to the top-flight with a play-off victory over Kilmarnock. As a result, Dundee boss James McPake was named Championship Manager of the Year. "With Nicholas, it has been tough but he’s learnt a lot," says McNab. "Context is always important in these situations and he’s been thrown into an environment having coming off a long period of inactivity. He was also experiencing a full-time and elite situation for the very first time. Most importantly, the staff at Dundee have looked after him fantastically well and you can see from the pictures of the promotion celebrations that he’s built some great friendships with his teammates there. I’m sure we get him back a better and fitter player." "Nicholas has his visa being processed right now in the UK (his passport is in the hands of officials to be stamped). Once that step has been completed, he will fly to Canada and start his mandated quarantine upon arrival. Once that's done, he will join the squad and get to finally immerse himself in our club."