YORK City striker Jon Parkin has admitted that he is not yet match fit after making a goalscoring return to League action.

Parkin netted in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Boston United during his first Division Three start of the season.

He also hit the underside of the bar in the first minute and looked City's most potent attacking force throughout a frustrating afternoon for home supporters.

But afterwards the 21-year-old striker said City fans might have to wait another month for the kind of form that saw him score 13 times during the Minstermen's last campaign.

Parkin, who is also poised to start at home against Oxford tomorrow night, said: "I was quite pleased to get another 90 minutes against Boston. The gaffer had told me beforehand just to work as hard as I could and if I needed to go off after 70 minutes then I would do.

"Luckily I got through the 90 and nicked a goal as well but I think it will be another four or five games before I am 100 per cent fit. We'll just have to wait and see.

"I'll be resting up before the Oxford game and then we'll take it from there."

Barnsley-born Parkin believes that City should have taken all three points against a Boston team that included former Bootham Crescent players Matt Hocking and Chris Hogg in the starting line-up and Peter Duffield as a substitute.

He said: "We were all really disappointed with the result because we had a few chances."

Updated: 11:25 Monday, October 20, 2003