TOM PLATT has gained the plaudits of boss Nigel Worthington after emerging as part of York’s central midfield pairing.

A product of the clubs youth system, Platt is enjoying success in his starting role in York’s central midfield, having spent long spells on the bench last season.

“Its great to pull the shirt back on again,” Platt said,

“I love it here with York. It's a great club to be at and I enjoy every part of it. It's good to be playing and gain confidence, as confidence just breeds confidence.”

After an accomplished performance on Tuesday in York’s 1-0 loss to Doncaster Rovers, Worthington praised Platt on his development and lauded him as a role model for other emerging youngsters.

"Platty has been a pro now for a couple of years, got into the team at the end of my very first season, played six and half games and never lost a game," said the City boss.

“For a young lad, he came in with no fear and came through.

“It’s part of being a young player, he got bits and pieces last year, nowhere near what he wanted, no where near what I wanted.

“But he’s young and learning, he’s grown from a physical point of view which you can see. He’s got great energy and he’s dealing with the ball very well, so that’s credit to him.”

Against Northampton at Bootham Crescent today, Platt will be a vital part of a midfield looking to help fill the goalscoring void left by a wave of injuries to City’s strikers.

Platt said: “It's important the rest of the lads chip in for goals as you can’t obviously rely on the strikers fully to score. It’s important we get goals from other places."