AFTER the Boxing Day win at Bradford Park Avenue, York City manager Steve Watson is looking for more of the same tomorrow at Bootham Crescent.

York go into the game hoping for a reaction to Saturday's 2-1 home defeat to Guiseley - a loss following which Watson demanded braver performances at Bootham Crescent.

With hindsight, the boss does not see the game as all bad, but is still calling for the same improvements as he did on Saturday evening.

Watson also pointed out the "fine margins" by which York have been beaten this term, and highlighted a spot kick call on Saturday which could have swung the balance.

"You say things after the game and you haven't been able to analyse it properly," he said. "I don't doubt there were some things we could have done better but I don't think it was terrible.

"I thought we got out a lot of times and through the thirds the way we wanted to, but as has been the case far too many times this season, we just haven't been able to finish it off.

"Very rarely do I blame referees for things, but there was a blatant penalty on Greeny at 1-1. I've seen it three or four times - I very rarely send things into the referees' committee but it's something we need to have a look at.

"The goals we conceded were typical goals from Guiseley that we've seen all season.

"We need to get everyone going again, certainly at home. We need a solid, energetic performance - a performance like we had at their place.

"With a better pitch and with fresher legs in some ways, we'll look forward to getting that hopefully.

"While we're not playing as confidently as we were at the start of the season, there's only three teams scored more than one goal against us.

"It's all fine margins and I do think a lot of them aren't falling for us at the moment.

"That said, certainly at home, I do think we need to dominate, be braver and more confident."

Steve McNulty is a doubt for New Year's Day with a bug, while Dan Maguire's injury is persisting.

"It's very frustrating for everybody," he added.

"When he came on, he didn't look free or like he could sprint properly, but all the tests he's done with the physio, he's had the green light, so it's a case of trying to get him through games and see him come out the other side.

"Once he gets through a 90 or a good 60-minute spell, that might just give him the confidence to know he's clear of these injuries and he can kick on, which is so important to us."