ASSISTANT MANAGER Micky Cummins is looking for York City to build upon the momentum gained by their bright start to the season ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Blyth Spartans (7.45pm).

On Saturday, York moved to the top of the National League North table with a 1-0 victory over Brackley Town at Bootham Crescent, with Andy Bond striking the only goal of the game.

The Minstermen face Blyth Spartans tomorrow evening, a side who finished in the play-offs last term but have fallen to successive defeats so far this season after a summer of heavy turnaround.

Cummins says that York can only focus upon themselves and called for the squad to maintain the form which has seen them climb to the summit of the league standings.

“We’ll be looking to keep up our momentum and keep our front foot football on the go,” he said. “Hopefully we can go there and get a positive result.”

“Being top of the league does sound good but it’s August!

“We’ve managed to go unbeaten since the defeat to Leeds at the start of pre-season. The league games have gone to plan so far, tactically and in terms of sticking to our plan and tactics.

“We’re just taking each game as it comes and the results will look after themselves. You can’t really look at the league table now. I think Spennymoor have only played one game.

“There are a few teams that perhaps haven’t gelled yet, but will do later this season.

“We just need to focus on ourselves, particularly in defence and keeping those clean sheets and then being ruthless in the final third.

"We’ll look at the league table later down the line.”

As aforementioned, Blyth have been in transition this summer following the departure of the successful manager Alun Armstrong as well as several key players, including Dan Maguire and Kieran Green, both to York.

“They’ve gone through a tough period, a transition with new management and a lot of new players, a lot of them being local and they’ll know how much the club means to the supporters,” continued Cummins.

“They’ve had a tough start but they’re battlers, especially Clarkey (manager Lee Clark), who’s a very good coach and someone who’s been at a really high level.

“I don’t envy his situation or position, it is a tough one. We’re expecting a tactical battle. We’ll work on what we know of them.

“But like in previous games, we’ll be ready to adapt to change.

On the team news front for York, striker Dan Maguire looks set to miss the trip to face his former club due to swelling around his knee, a knock which saw him brought off at half-time on Saturday.

Cummins was non-committal on whether Maguire would feature or not.

“It’s too early to say how long Dan will be out for,” he said. “It’s a little niggle around his knee.”

“The function of it is fine, it’s just a little swelling on it.

“For now, rest for him will be ideal. He hasn’t been ruled out for tomorrow just yet. We’ll see how he responds in the next 24 hours.

“It’s nothing structural, so we’re just monitoring it for now.”

The substitutes for York paid dividends on Saturday as Macaulay Langstaff replaced Maguire at the interval while Wes York and Green were both introduced early in the second period.

“It’s a possibility that we’ll make changes,” added Cummins, “it’s something we’re looking at. We’ll be looking at how we can exploit them.”