MICKY CUMMINS has said York City are looking to "mix things up on the bench" as they enter the final portion of the season.

With a home game against Chester and a tricky trip to Boston United to follow today's visit of Kettering Town (3pm), this period could be a big one in York's promotion hopes.

Second-placed in the National League North, York have played two more games than the rest of the top five - of which Chester and Boston occupy the final two places - but are looking up as they aim to close the gap on table-toppers King's Lynn Town, against whom they lost last Saturday.

"It's about the response from the weekend," Cummins, pictured, said. "We're taking each game - the old cliche.

"Myself and the gaffer do look ahead at what's coming. Two home games on the bounce then a tough visit to Boston.

"We've just got to get the lads ready, prepared and right, and have a plan 'B'. We're looking to probably mix things up on the bench for the weekend and coming games.

"You're coming towards the business end. Fans will say we're relying on other results but all we can do is focus on ourselves and make sure we're right."