YORK City will end the 2018/19 campaign with their longest unbeaten run of away league games since 2014 – but it is the club’s approach to home matches that manager Steve Watson wants to address over the summer.

The Minstermen have won four and drawn three of their last seven contests on the road following the 3-1 defeat to current National League North leaders Stockport during Watson’s first match at the helm.

But, at Bootham Crescent, mid-table City have been beaten four times in eight matches under the ex-Gateshead chief and a tally of seven losses on their own soil this season is one more than fourth-bottom Guiseley.

The Minstermen will wrap up their 2018/19 campaign at home to play-off hopefuls Telford on Saturday and Watson is hoping for a welcome three points before ensuring next term’s squad adopt the right frame of mind when performing in front of their own supporters.

“I actually think you have to be mentally stronger to get results at home in our position,” Watson declared. “If we had conceded the first goal against Bradford (during Monday’s 3-1 win) at home, I feel the response would have been different than what we went on to see there.

“That’s a big part of what has to change, because I want more positivity around the ground and a change in the lads’ mentality there. The mental side of football is so big now and I will be looking at it over the summer and trying to instil that into them very quickly.

“The need for changes in personnel goes without saying and every manager will be looking to do that over the summer, but so much needs changing culturally at the club as well and I’ll be looking at all of those things.”

Out-of-contract midfielder Adriano Moke will be assessed before Watson selects his squad this weekend after missing the Bradford visit due to injury.

“He hurt his groin and the inside of his knee against Spennymoor,” Watson explained. “He was putting himself forward because he wanted to play, but Buster (City physio Ian Gallagher) made the decision for him and I think one of the midfielders would have missed out anyway because I wanted to be positive and bring Alex Kempster back into the team.”