YORK City striker Jordan Burrow is “a manager’s dream” believes Minstermen boss Steve Watson.

Burrow netted his fourth goal in five outings at the weekend to ensure a hard-fought 1-0 York win over tricky opponents Kettering Town.

It was a neat finish at the near post and it takes Burrow to 13 National League North goals for the season.

And Watson says he is "delighted" for the 27-year-old target man, whose temperament and work rate have been commended.

City centre-back Sean Newton has previously lauded his team-mate for similar reasons, highlighting the way he soaks up the physicality of the opposition defence.

Newton's comments came from another hard-won game, a 2-0 home victory over AFC Telford United, when Burrow's persistence created a tricky opportunity from which he scored the audacious second.

Watson said: “Jordan’s on a good run of form at the moment and he’s one of them players you can put in the defending box for corners against and he’s so reliable on the other side of the game.

“He’s adding goals now which is good.

“He’s a manager’s dream in respect to his attitude and what he gives you.

“He’s never going to be the Lionel Messi or Firmino type of forward. He is what he is.

"He’s genuine, he’s a good target man and I’m delighted for him because he’s a fantastic player to coach."

Starting the day up alongside Burrow was Dan Maguire and Kurt Willoughby, making his first appearance for York after signing on a one-month loan from Fylde.

It was a promising debut, Watson indicated, from a striker whose playing opportunities have been limited by injury.

“I thought he did a lot of good things," Watson said. "You can tell how sharp he is, you can tell he’s got good feet, acceleration, he’s got good power.

“He just didn’t get the space or the rub of the green that maybe some of his decent play deserved today. I think what you could see is certain potential.

“He hasn’t played a lot of 90 minutes so it was important for him today."