SHOT-STOPPER Peter Jameson has praised York City's team-wide defensive efforts as they prepare for the visit of Southport.

Jameson has been widely lauded since his summer arrival at Bootham Crescent, recording five shut-outs so far from nine National League North games.

The latest of these came in Tuesday night's goalless draw at the division's then top scorers Guiseley, with Jameson playing a starring role between the sticks.

On two clear occasions did it look like the Lions were going to break the deadlock - only for Jameson to pop up with an outstanding save.

Aaron Martin - the top scorer across all three divisions in the National League - was denied midway through the first period from point-blank range while Sean Garner drew a fine reaction save with a powerful second-half header.

Even after Jameson's stop from Martin, the danger was not cleared - though, perhaps appropriately, striker Jordan Burrow was on hand to head off the line.

But Jameson intimated it is not just the work of the dedicated players at the back that keep the scoreboard from ticking over in the opposition's favour - and in this team spirit, he indicated that he is not fixated on individual accolades.

"It's a great feeling getting the clean sheet but I would rather have the three points," he admitted of the midweek stalemate.

"It's nice getting clean sheets - since I've come into the club, the gaffer's tried to make sure we get the clean sheets because we know that the forwards can score.

"If we can keep a clean sheet, I'm more than happy with that.

"We look very solid. The lads in front of me - obviously Macca's come out with an injury - but you look at him, Taity and Newts then the two wing-backs, they have been incredible.

"Even the lads in front, Mokes, Bondy, Greeny - it comes from the top, with Kempy and Jordan.

"Everyone works hard for the clean sheets and as a team we're very solid.

"It's good seeing that."

As centre-back Sean Newton has previously commented, each player knows their role and, Jameson says, each can trust in the others to fulfil it.

On the three men directly in front of him, Jameson said: "They're very loud and vocal and they keep the lads in front of them switched on.

"It's great playing behind them because I know that they're switched on, they know I'm switched on and the lads in front of us know that they can rely on us, that we can defend and we'll put our bodies on the line."

With three goals to his name so far this campaign, former York City loanee Raul Correia is 12th-placed Southport's biggest goal threat, having scored in the victories over Guiseley, Farsley Celtic and - most recently - Altrincham.

Fellow summer signing Kieran Glynn - on loan from League Two outfit Salford City - has made a good start to term as well, netting twice so far, including a very sweet right-footed volley against Alty.

"It's another tough game," Jameson added. "Like every game in this league.

"We're at home and hopefully we can put a good performance on for the fans and hopefully get back to winning ways."