YORK City right-back Darren Craddock has been warned he could face a spell on the sidelines after receiving a one-match ban.

Craddock received his fifth caution of the season during Saturday's 1-0 victory at Forest Green Rovers and City will now be deprived of his services for this weekend's trip to Grays Athletic.

The former Hartlepool defender was booked for fouling Forest Green striker Allan Russell after losing possession on the halfway line.

McEwan was delighted by his side's performance but disappointed by Craddock's indiscretion especially after calling on players to improve the club's disciplinary record on the eve of the match.

Left-back Nathan Peat was left on the bench at the New Lawn after missing the previous match against Dagenham through suspension.

Ironically, Craddock's yellow card could mean Peat returns to the starting line up at Grays with Anthony Lloyd switching to right-back.

McEwan said: "His booking was unnecessary. He tried to trip the lad and I can see why Hartlepool let him go because he gets booked no end of times.

"I keep telling him but when he crosses the white line what more can I do? He might lose his place now. That's what can happen.

"The young boy Anthony Lloyd has come and played well against Forest Green's Les Afful who is sharp and quick."

McEwan was also impressed by the manner in which his side bounced back from the disappointment of losing 3-2 at home to high-flying Dagenham and Redbridge.

He said: "We dug in and ground out a result in the second half but it was not a flukey 1-0 win and it could have been 3-0 or 4-0 with a bit more luck. Our performances have been good recently but the Dagenham result was a real hammer blow mentally and physically after how well we played so I'm delighted with the character we have shown to bounce back."

Clayton Donaldson scored his 14th goal of the season to earn City victory just three days after earning his first non-League international cap and McEwan was pleased with the way his striker shrugged off a succession of whacks from the home team The City boss said: "He's been away all week and we've only had him for a couple of days but he's a strong boy and he was never going to come off."

Saturday's result moved City back into the play-off places but McEwan is making no predictions about where the club can finish.

He said: "We've made a lot of changes this season and I can't say where we will finish but what I can promise is the players will keep giving 100 per cent every week."

On-loan Lincoln City defender Luke Foster has returned to Sincil Bank after picking up an injury in his final week at KitKat Crescent.