YORK City's 3-0 win at Notts County has boss Steve Watson believing the squad "are going in the right direction".

With the number of changes made to the squad over summer, Watson has exercised caution and tempered expectations by warning that it may take a couple of league games to get into the swing of things.

But on Saturday, his side showed discipline and doggedness without the ball, as well as fashioning and scoring three very good goals top to come away from a National League outfit with a comfortable winning margin.

Watson said: "I felt good after Stockport, to be honest with you, but obviously we didn't finish off the chances we had.

"That came together today on top of a good performance without the ball.

"We've got 14, 15 new players - it doesn't click straight away. It may not click first game of the season. It might take us two or three games, but what I saw today, that's certainly made me think we're going in the right direction with the squad that we've got."

Akil Wright got the first goal, a guided header across Luke Pilling's goal and into his bottom left corner. It was just reward for the busy midfielder, who was one of three summer signings to get on the scoresheet.

Jake Cassidy curled in the second after Wright's fellow midfield enforcer Michael Woods won the ball for York in the County half, and Alex Wollerton created his own goal with five minutes to go by latching onto a loose pass and dispatching beyond substitute keeper Sam Slocombe.

"He's one of the ones we had to be patient with," Watson said of Wright. "We had a very clear picture in our head of the type of player we wanted. Akkie was one of the last signing's we got across the line.

"I think you saw when Browny came on that he gives us that bit more physicality and aerial prowess, and he'll pass a ball great as well.

"We've given ourselves good options.

"Young Alex Wollerton, I asked him to go on and do a specific job, and he's done it to the letter. He ended up nicking a goal out of it so I'm pleased for him.

"Reon Potts went and led the line when I asked him to take the physical side on.

"There's lots to be pleased about."