YORK CITY'S David Ferguson insists that this season's barrage of assists all comes down to the work done on the training ground.

Ferguson was York's key man in their 2-0 win away Irlam in their second qualifying round tie in the FA Cup - assisting both of their goals.

Low fizzed crosses to Alex Kempster in the first half and Kyle McFarlane in the second secured the Minstermen's progress in the cup, with their tie away to Buxton.

Assists have flowed from Ferguson's boots this term, with the advanced role of left wing back evidently paying dividends to his attacking performances.

When asked about the reason for the improvement in his crossing, Ferguson said: "At the end of the day, it all comes down to the practise that you put in in training.

"We’re doing a lot of stuff in training around the wing backs and maybe that position suits me better, particularly going forward. I get that free role up and down the wing.

"I think that I’ve improved my own game, especially with the balls into the box.

"It’s about putting it into the right areas and looking for the two strikers we’ve got up top now, whether that be Jordan (Burrow), (Alex) Kempster or Nipper (Dan Maguire) when he comes back from injury.

"They’re having a field day with my balls into the box.

"Me and Kempster have got a really good chemistry. I must have set up at least 80% of his goals up this season!

"It’s good to see him scoring for us and doing well for the team.

"I feel like I’ve really hit the ground running with my performances this season. I’ve come back after the holidays and I’ve really knuckled down over pre-season.

"I feel like I’m showing what I can do for the team and what I’m capable of."

York return National League North action at Bootham Crescent this Saturday as they aim to retain their unbeaten run and their table-topping status.

Ferguson said: "The King’s Lynn game is a massive one for us. Hopefully we can have a few more bodies back and everyone came through Saturday ok."