YORK City have reacted well to last week's defeat at King's Lynn Town, said Micky Cummins, who has also insisted there is still a long way to go this season.

The assistant manager also credited the players themselves for the response ahead of tomorrow's match against Kettering Town at Bootham Crescent (3pm).

City's loss in Norfolk has left them four points off the National League North summit, and was seen as a pivotal fixture by many.

However, 15 games of the season still remain for York - and though that is two fewer than for King's Lynn, the Linnets face tricky midweek trips to Gloucester and Chester.

"When you strip it back, we've still got a third of the season left," Cummins said. "There's still plenty of points to play for.

"They have got a tough run, as we do. They've got a bit of a fixture pile-up.

"The difference was Marriott on the day - one chance, one goal.

"They've rallied round themselves, they're the catalyst of the emotion from that game, they've turned that around and we've got a really good response from them this week.

"We've got more training sessions into Dan Maguire, Wes (York) and a couple of others.

"Things are looking a bit better on that side as well.

"In terms of how we set up and our game plan from the off, it worked," he added. "We frustrated them and dominated a lot of the ball. We got better moments in their defensive third, but it's just the opportunities we created weren't taken.

"Defensively, we were fine in situations.

"We've gone away from home, we took a big crowd.

"You come away disappointed - but not disheartened. We knew it was going to be tough and we knew it was going to be low-scoring. It just so happens that we were on the wrong side of a 1-0 defeat.

"We've picked ourselves up and worked on things for the week ahead.

"Things are looking a bit better in terms of the buoyancy around the place and attitude - we've quickly bounced back and we're raring to go again.

"We always play on the front foot and try to be positive in our approach.

"There's no pressure whatsoever on us. Each game - the same mental approach, tactically different for each opponent. We've got to go out there with no fear.

"We know what we're capable of. We fully believe we haven't reached them capabilities and there's still a lot more to come from us."

One man who particularly impressed at The Walks was 21-year-old Simon Power, on loan at King's Lynn from Premier League outfit Norwich City. King's Lynn have further added to their ranks with the signing of striker Dayle Southwell from FC Halifax Town.

Asked about City's ongoing push to bring in new players, Cummins said: "We're getting close. There are still loads of things to consider.

"For the players who are available, we're not their only choice.

"Obviously, they're players at levels above and they want to try and stay at the level they're at.

"It's down to that player wanting to come here as well.

"We've made contact and there have been loads of enquiries. It's an ongoing matter."

Cummins added of Power: "He played with no fear.

"We're always looking for someone who would get to play and improve the team."