MICKY CUMMINS has praised striker Dan Maguire's attitude during his injury lay-off and said "people were very pleased for him" when he got his first York City goal.

Maguire, pictured, is a "well-liked character" around the training ground and has just returned from a 10-week spell on the sidelines with a knee injury.

He got his first goal in City colours on Saturday at high-flying rivals Chester - his third appearance since a summer move to Bootham Crescent.

Cummins said: "Look at his work rate and his attitude. He's come from part-time football and embraced everything at full-time football.

"When he was injured, he was still dead buoyant around the place, he was still lively, he didn't let his character change and get down.

"To see him back in the team is good for us and fantastic for the team because his work rate and energy are fantastic. He's mates with Kempster. The North East boys are travelling together and they all celebrated with him.

"Obviously it was a crucial goal for us but they were happy for him.

"He brings that to the group. He's a character and he's well-liked.

"People were very pleased for him, none more so than the gaffer."