MICKY CUMMINS has praised York City players' ability to adapt their tactics on the fly.

The assistant boss also says the team are reaping the rewards for their hard work.

Tuesday night's 2-1 win over Boston United was York's 15th National League North game without defeat this term, an outstanding run which has taken them eight points clear at the summit ahead of Saturday's game against Kidderminster.

It was the experienced centre-backs Steve McNulty and Sean Newton who came in for particular praise from midweek.

Cummins said: "You approach each game with a different tactical plan for each.

"If that doesn't work, you change it.

"But a couple of times on Tuesday, they did a couple of things off their own bat. (Boston) left three out for a corner kick against us. McNulty and Newts organised us straight away and saw the danger.

"They manage it within the game and we observe from the side and make the changes, the tactical stuff as the game goes on.

"We've got good knowledge on the pitch.

"We can sense things have changed from the opposition and in our tempo. We manage it pretty well."

On McNulty and and Newton, he added: "They've been in those situations before.

"They want success as much as anyone at the club but to do it in the style and the manner we're doing it in is fantastic," he continued.

"With the stuff that goes on behind the scenes, they're getting the rewards for the work they're putting in.

"I'm really pleased for them all."