MANAGER Steve Watson reckons York City could have finished with a "very healthy" scoreline against Bolton Wanderers had they been more clinical - but he is not overly concerned about that at this stage.

The Minstermen were in control from start the finish against their League One opponents at Bootham Crescent, racking up four times as many shots as the Trotters.

Alex Kempster got the only goal of the game in the 1-0 win, however, as good chances went begging.

Asked about the missed chances and whether he is confident that City will improve in front of goal as pre-season goes on, Watson said: "I don't want anybody peaking in the middle of July. I want everybody coming into form, fitness and sharpness at the start of August.

"It doesn't concern me.

"We created plenty and it could have been a very, very healthy score."

On the game as a whole, he added: "It's still very early for both teams but, after a comprehensive defeat against Leeds, it was a lot more controlled - the only downside was the quality of finishing.

"Otherwise we could have had a score similar to Leeds to the other night."

In contrast to Wednesday night against Leeds - when all of the squad played a part - Ryan Whitley, Sean Newton, Josh King and Kempster all played the full 90 minutes, though Watson is keen for to avoid doing so again against Hartlepool on Wednesday.

Alongside King, fellow youngster Nathan Dyer, Reiss Harrison, Jake Watson and Kiari Ventura also got run-outs, impressing in the victory.

"Our team didn't look any worse for having the young players in," Watson said. "Kiari stretched them and Jake Watson did well before he unfortunately got injured.

"It was a good workout and we got a good 45 into most senior players.

"Some got 90, which isn't ideal."