YORK City boss Steve Watson is feeling good about his options on the substitutes bench ahead of tomorrow's game at Boston United.

As of Thursday, York had a full complement to choose from for the journey to Lincolnshire, for which Watson says he is still going to have to leave "two or three" behind.

Having been a regular fixture in the starting line-up for much of the 2019 portion of the season, Andy Bond has made more appearances off the bench since the December 21 Darlington game. He helped see out Saturday's 4-2 win over Chester, replacing Kieran Green in the 84th minute.

His experience makes him a valuable player for Watson to have in reserve, as does his versatility - a virtue the York boss sees in a number of his players.

"Everybody played their part (in the Chester win)," Watson said.

"I thought what was good was we saw the game out well.

"Andy Bond came on and was a calming influence. He hasn't featured much. He had a fantastic first half of the season.

"The first half of the season you had an experienced player like Paddy as probably the fourth midfielder who wasn't involved as much.

"Since the turn of the year, Andy unfortunately has been the one to not feature much but he's still got a big part to play.

"To have his type of experience ready to shore the game up, and to have the options on the bench like Macca, Kempster and Maguire - I think with everybody being fit we have got really good options.

"We look at the options where if an injury occurs, have we got cover which wouldn't put us out too much?" he added.

"The defenders can always go to a back four, Andy Bond can play in the middle of a back four, Kieran Green has actually played right-sided centre-half before, Moke can play wing-back, Newts can play the other side at wing-back.

"We just pick a side to be as positive as possible at this part of the season where we just need wins.

"I looked at the potential squad for Saturday and we've still got two or three who won't travel. You can have too many bodies.

"We'll probably look at bringing in one, maybe two, under-23s in.

"I went to three games last week and there are a lot of good players out there now, and they can come to this level now.

"It may just be a case of bringing a couple in to see if they are what we want moving forward with a thought to next season.

"The players we've got here will probably play the crux of the games because they've done fantastically well for us this season and they all deserve their chance to see this through."

One man who played a starring role in the win over Chester was Kurt Willoughby, who netted a brace. These were Willoughby's first goals for York since joining on loan from Fylde - who might be inclined to limit his time with York to a month if he continues to shine.

"It's out of our hands," Watson said. "It happens when we loan players out for a month. We've got a plan in our head.

"We'll probably loan a couple more out before the end of the season because young lads need games, but it's always with a month in mind.

"The Fylde one was a month originally to see if it works. If he's banging in goals for us and they're not getting the amount of goals they want, it stands to reason it might be just a month.

"We have to prepare for both eventualities."