STEVE WATSON hailed his number of attacking options with the York City boss now able to call upon a fully fit frontline.

York sealed their biggest win since September 2019 on Wednesday night in a 3-0 win at Blyth Spartans, with the Minstermen's offensive foursome playing a part in all three goals.

Harry Bunn's defence-splitting pass set up Michael Woods' early opener and, immediately after half-time, Jack Redshaw's lay-off header allowed Bunn to double the lead.

Rounding off the scoring, Olly Dyson crossed delightfully for striker Jake Cassidy to head home his first City goal.

And the visitors should really have had a fourth when a mazy Bunn dribble won himself a penalty, which he blazed over the bar.

Regardless, the display showed off York's full range of attacking options, as Redshaw made his first York start and featured in an offensive-minded starting 11.

It remains to be seen whether manager Watson sticks with the system when facing better opposition than that sitting bottom of the Vanarama National League North table, starting tomorrow at home to fellow promotion chasers Chester.

“We need to win games and we need to score goals," said Watson.

"It stands to reason that if you’ve got two players like Redshaw and Bunn, the reason why we recruited the way that we did in the summer was because we wanted a good foil for those two players, which is what Cass is.

"Cass leads the line excellently, he runs the channels and works his socks off. But the one thing that he’d been missing a little bit was getting himself into good scoring positions and maybe being a little bit more selfish with his movement as opposed to working for everybody else.

"He found a bit of a happy medium in that respect the other night. But we have got options and there was a thought process in playing Jack and Harry and a thought process in playing all three.

"So we have got options and we’ll have a good chat about it tomorrow (Saturday) when we know exactly who’s fit and who isn’t and we’ll pick a side that we think can get a result and that’s what we’ve got to do in every game really."

Bunn found himself in a slightly deeper midfield role on Wednesday, but still bagged himself a goal and an assist.

“When I brought Harry in, I knew what type of player we were getting," continued Watson. "But after a stop-start couple of months, it’s been difficult.

"The ideal thing for Harry himself and possibly Jack Redshaw would have been to kick on from the Southport game but obviously that was taken out of our hands with another two weeks of isolation.

"Harry showed glimpses on Saturday against Leamington and a lot more on Wednesday night against Blyth and we’re hoping that will springboard some really good performances from him.

"I think from the short term that people have seen of him, they can see the quality that he’s got. But obviously he needs a run of games like everybody else does.

On Dyson, Watson added: "The great thing about Olly is that he’s shown a great deal of maturity to adapt to where he’s played. He’s probably played three or four different roles and for somebody of his age, he’s adapted really well. He’s been a real good asset for us in the short time that we’ve had him."