YORK City's Martyn Woolford is not missing being a "wide boy".

Woolford's switch from the left flank to a more central role behind two strikers has been a key factor in the Minstermen recording two wins and a draw during caretaker manager Colin Walker's first three games in charge.

And, despite playing most of his career on the left flank, Woolford is revelling in his new position.

The 22-year-old midfielder said: "I enjoy it in there. At times, like the second half against Ebbsfleet, it's hard to get on the ball and you just have to graft but in the first half, when I saw a lot of possession, I felt quite comfortable in the position.

"You can always create things going forward and it gives me a licence to go wherever I want. It's a bit of a change and a different role for me.

"I played up front for Frickley sometimes, but not in that position behind the front two. I've played most of my career on the left wing, but I still get the chance to get at players and take them on, which is a big part of my game."

Woolford also feels his new position could help him reach the goal target of 15 he set for himself in pre-season.

He ended his longest barren spell of this season - six games - with his fifth goal of the campaign during Saturday's 2-1 win at Ebbsfleet and he said: "I've had a bit of a drought so it was nice to get my name on the scoresheet again even though it was a bit of a scrappy goal."

Woolford also stressed the importance of City's victory on Saturday with the club taking a break from league action until the Boxing Day home clash with Droyslden.

The result moved City up to 14th place and Woolford added: "The three points were very important before Christmas and it's nice to make up a couple of places and tighten a few gaps.

"We were under the cosh in the second half but we could have had a bigger lead at half-time and, overall, I thought we deserved to win over 90 minutes."

City enter the FA Trophy and Setanta Shield over the next two weekends with respective trips to Altrincham and Stafford Rangers, and Woolford believes the club should be targeting progress in both competitions, adding: "After the disappointment of going out of the FA Cup as we did against Havant, it would be nice to get a Cup run going.

"Hopefully, we will do if we take our form of the last couple of weeks into the games because it would do the club some good as well."