RHYS TURNER will stay at York City for another month - but Russ Wilcox is also keeping a close eye on young Middlesbrough hot-shot Bradley Fewster.

The Minstermen boss has confirmed he is extending the loan spell of Turner, who scored in City's 2-1 defeat against Oxford at the end of last month, and has been allowed by parent club Oldham to play the 20-year-old in York's FA Cup first round clash.

Wilcox was asked about Fewster, who scored a hat-trick in Boro's 6-2 Development League Cup win at Wigginton Road in midweek and also netted the Teesside club's only goal in a pre-season friendly at City in July.

He revealed he had been watching the 19-year-old for some time but would not be making a move for the teenager at present following the agreement on Turner's loan extension.

Wilcox said: "He's (Fewster) somebody I have monitored for a long time. Every time I have seen him play, he has scored. He is box player. Speaking to their staff, they have said he has improved the other side of his game, which you have to do, but the hardest thing in football is to put the ball in the net.

"We are always looking at options and different ways to go and he is a player we have watched for a while.

"He won't be coming at the moment because we are going to extend Rhys's stay with us. I have been pleased with him and Oldham are allowing him to play in the FA Cup as part of that agreement. That's pleasing because it is a competition that we want to do well in.

"He is going to sign to extend for another month."

Wilcox is also confident of prolonging midfielder Michael Collins' stay. The 29-year-old has played against Cambridge, Doncaster and Luton and has expressed his desire to remain at City after becoming a fixture in the first team.

With Luke Summerfield on the sidelines with concussion, and no definite date set for his return, the Minstermen manager added of Collins: "He goes right through until October 31. We have got him until the Crawley game. I have made contacts regarding that (extension).

"At this moment in time, there won't be an issue extending. We don't need to rush into that at the moment but I have spoken to the people at Oxford, spoken to our chairman and that has got the go ahead.

"Fingers crossed, if he keeps performing like he has done, we can extend that as well."

City go to Barnet tomorrow in the first match of a four game spell that sees them take on teams around or below them in the table with Dagenham & Redbridge, AFC Wimbledon and Crawley to follow. Wilcox has stressed the importance of putting together a winning run.

"When we did well last season we won these games," he said. "That was the key to our survival - the teams that were in and around us, we either won or drew against them. Most of the time we picked up three points and that's what we need to do now.

"It's still early, we have only played a dozen games, but if we can put together a run of wins - all of a sudden it does catapult you into that top half and you are looking up at the playoffs instead of below. It's a key period in the season."

He added: "We know a fair bit about Barnet because John (Schofield, assistant manager) worked with Martin (Allen, Barnet boss). They have mixed their game up this year and they have got an ex-York City striker in the ranks in Michael Gash, who is performing well at the moment and scoring goals. We need to make sure that we stay nice and solid.

"They have conceded a lot of goals as well so it is about us being on the front foot and taking the game to them to, hopefully, pick up three points."