KALLUM GRIFFITHS has admitted he was uncertain about his wing-back role at first but would not swap it now.

Along with David Ferguson on the opposite flank, the right-sided wideman has been a key cog in York City's 3-5-2 formation this year.

The set-up was trialled towards the end of last season, but boss Steve Watson and assistant Micky Cummins found resources and time hampered the formation's implementation.

This campaign, though, with a well-drilled side, it looks a revelation.

York have only reverted to four at the back when forced to this year, notably in the 1-1 home stalemate with Gateshead in August, when centre-back Steve McNulty went off early on with a hamstring injury.

"We tried it a few times at the back end of last year and I didn't think I was going to like it to be honest," Griffiths said.

"But as soon as you get used to it, you're getting further up the field and more and more involved with the assists and goals.

"When we went back to a four I didn't like it when I went back to right-back. Now I prefer it at wing-back.

"I'm just enjoying it and being in a team like this.

"Hopefully we can keep it going to the end of the season.

"As long as we keep the back door shut, we've got players who are always going to score," he added.

"We always look like scoring when we go forward, which is good for the lads at the back as well."

Griffiths is just returning from a foot injury. He missed five games prior to Stockport County, then was left out of Tuesday night's 2-1 victory over Boston United, but is reported fit by Cummins.

He said: "I think I've come back a lot quicker than people thought I would.

"I didn't think I'd be involved in the Stockport game but I've come back and kept myself right.

"These things happen, you can't really let your head drop when you get a niggle. You've just got to get back as quickly as you can.

"I'm just getting back into the swing of things.

"I only had a couple of sessions before the Stockport game so it was a bit harder to recover.

"I got a little niggle to miss the last game but I'm hopefully over that - I trained today - and back in contention for the squad on Saturday.

"The lads are on a roll, flying at the minute.

"We just look so solid.

"Hopefully we can just keep training hard, like we do, and keep this run going for as long as we can."

Ahead of the weekend's game at Bootham Crescent against Kidderminster Harriers, York are eight points clear at the top of National League North and one a three-game winning run.

"It's great," Griffiths said. "But nothing's won at this time of year.

"Anything can happen. We've just got to keep our heads down, keep working hard and not get ahead of ourselves until we've got the job done."

Harriers sit 16th in the table having lost 1-0 at Darlington in midweek.

"They'll be a good, organised side," Griffiths said.

"They got a poor result Wednesday night but we can't go thinking about anything like that.

"Every team we've played has wanted to beat us so we've just got to go out and do what we've been doing all season and hopefully take the three points."