ADRIANO MOKE says that he’s enjoying his football and believes he’s hit the peak years of his career.

Moke has been a regular for York in the heart of their midfield this season, playing alongside either Andy Bond or Paddy McLaughlin in City’s predominant 5-3-2 formation.

The Portuguese midfielder is somewhat of a rarity in the National League North, a composed, agile midfielder with exceptional dribbling and passing qualities.

At 29, Moke thinks he’s hitting the best years of his playing career.

“I’m not too sure where I’d say my style of football has come from really,” said Moke.

“They say that when you get to a certain age, you reach your peak and your best form comes out. I think that’s what’s happening with my game.

“I do watch a lot of other football, whether that be the Championship, Premier League or La Liga. I look at how they’re playing and I look to add that to my own game.

“There’s still improvement in my game to come. But, I’d say my best attributes or when I run with the ball and open up space for our attacking players to do what they are best at doing.

“I feel like I’m getting better and better. But, I don’t want my performances or standards to drop.

“I think that confidence on the ball comes from myself.

“I don’t want this to sound arrogant but during a game and even in the warm-up, I will say to myself that I am the best player on the field.

“That’s the mentality that I’ve got now. I’ve been happy with my performances this year as a result of that and hopefully I can keep helping the team out.”

The 5-3-2 formation that manager Steve Watson has predominantly deployed this season has also seemed to benefit the playing style of Moke.

“I’m loving playing in this new system,” added Moke. “Personally, I’m the type of player that just loves to get on the ball.

“I’ll run into space if I see it and hopefully I can create chances for our forwards. I love to keep the ball as well and keep possession for the team and I think that’s one of my strengths.

“There’s always sides to my game that I can improve upon, probably the defensive side of my game.

“I’m loving the formation and it makes my job so much easier when I’ve got players like Joe Tait and Sean Newton behind me.

“They’re big leaders in the team. Fergie (David Ferguson) is the same, he’s a real leader and he’s been fantastic for us this season.”

Tomorrow, table-toppers York host King’s Lynn, who are third in the table and sit just a point behind the Minstermen.

Some see them as the toughest test of York’s season to date.

“Every game is tough in my eyes,” asserted Moke. “You never know how teams will come out and play in particular formations and systems.

“We don’t tend to focus on other teams, we’ll just be looking at ourselves. It’s a tough league and we know that there are no easy teams.

“It’s a nice feeling to be sat at the top of the table. We’re not getting carried away with it as a group, but I’d be lying if I said that it wasn’t a nice feeling.

“But, it’s a long season and there’s a long way to go.

"If we were to get three points against King’s Lynn, that would be massive for us.

“We’ve got to keep doing what we’re doing in order to do that.”