STEVE WATSON has said that his York City side "need to be more confident" after the goalless draw with Brackley Town.

York withstood large amounts of Brackley pressure in the second-half, particularly through goalkeeper Peter Jameson's many saves, to come away from Bootham Crescent with a 0-0 draw.

Having been beat 1-0 at Chorley in mid-week, it's the second consecutive game that City have failed to score in, with their forwards still to get off the mark this season.

Watson believes that confidence in possession is an issue currently for his new-look squad.

"They've been up and around the play-offs in the past three or four seasons, so they're no mugs and they've got a good set of players there," reflected the York manager of the opposition.

"We created one or two clear cut opportunities without hitting the target and the one that we did hit the target with was a fantastic save by there keeper.

"Pete got called into action two or three times as well and he made some great saves. I suppose on the balance of it, you look at the game and think that a draw is a fair result.

"But we're under no illusions that we need to be better, we need to be creating more (and) we need to be more confident.

"It's so early in the season with a new set of lads. But the confidence shouldn't be an issue.

"Confidence to get on the ball and stay on the ball was just lacking a little bit in the second half I thought.

"I don't know (why that is). That's the question that I've just asked (to the players). We're obviously disappointed that we've gone out of the (FA) Cup.

"We're three games into a league campaign unbeaten and of course we want to be putting more points on the board than one point at home.

"There really is no reason for it. It's something that we've going to need to get to the bottom of and all we can do is work hard this week. We see slightly different players on the training pitch and I explained to them that this is where you get judged and this where you earn your money, on a Saturday or on a Tuesday night out on the pitch. We just need a little bit more."