THE important thing for York City on their return form self-isolation, former Minsterman Daniel Parslow believes, is to simply keep ticking over.

On Thursday last week, it was reported that players and backroom staff had entered a period of self-isolation until November 1 after a player tested positive for Covid-19.

Though the break is not optimal, says Parslow of the disruption to early-season plans, it is key that York - once back in action - keep getting points on the board, even if they are not at their best.

“I know the week before there were games postponed in the National League North and I think it will be an ongoing thing,” Parslow said.

“These cases are going to crop up every now and then, and it does throw all your preparation and schedule out of the window because everybody does need to self-isolate.

“The player in question obviously has been in contact with lots of other people. I should imagine there’s very little training been carried out and they are all isolated at home.

“It’s not ideal, having worked hard getting up to match sharpness with all those pre-season friendlies and having started the season, but it is what it is.

“Hopefully they can get back to the training ground when it is safe, get fit and eke out a few results.

“That’s what’s going to have to happen. For York - and other teams who have had to self-isolate - it’s just a case of getting out on the pitch and hopefully having enough quality.

“Yes, you might not be at your best, you might not be at your sharpest, but getting three points and moving on to the next one, keeping ticking over, I’m sure is what Steve, Micky and the group are thinking.”