YORK City boss Nigel Worthington remains satisfied by his squad size with the new SkyBet League Two season kicking off a fortnight tomorrow.
With Michael Ingham returning from a groin injury, City has 16 senior professionals to select from for Tuesday night's 2-0 defeat to Premier League Hull City.
Dan Parslow and Wes Fletcher are still yet to taste any pre-season action as they continue their comebacks from cruciate and medial ligament injuries respectively, while Josh Carson will remain sidelined for another four months.
Midfielder Luke Summerfield has missed the last two friendlies with a knee problem but it is hoped that he will return before the campaign curtain-raiser at Tranmere on August 9 when youth-team players could be included on the bench, alongside first-year professional Cameron Murray.
"We haven't got the biggest squad but we want more quality than quantity," Bootham Crescent chief Worthington explained. "Hopefully, Luke will be back in the next week to ten days to give us a bit more strength in the midfield areas but I thought young Tom Platt did well against Hull alongside Russ Penn and it's a plus that he's looking like the same player he was a year ago.