STEVE WATSON is hopeful that the York City squad to face Farsley Celtic on Saturday will resemble that which travelled to Spennymoor Town on Bank Holiday Monday.

Injury-plagued York have struggled with consistency in selection so far this season, boss Watson forced into team changes for every one of his side's National League North fixtures thus far.

Between the usual team-tweaking of pre-season and the wave of injuries which began against Middlesbrough, Watson has played the same starting line-up in back-to-back games just once since July.

But ahead of Farsley's visit to York (3pm), Watson announced on Thursday there were no more injury concerns to report.

On Monday, there were two tactical changes on the cards - Kurt Willoughby and Michael Woods in for Mackenzie Heaney and Olly Dyson - before Michael Duckworth pulled up in the warm up.

York came away from County Durham with a 3-1 win, their first of the four-game-old campaign, which the Minstermen are hoping can get them on track.

Duckworth is likely to miss out on Saturday, as are longer-term concerns Sean Newton and Scott Barrow.

Josh King - who recovered from a gash to his leg only to have to self-isolate over the weekend - will have his match-readiness assessed.

Meanwhile, on the same day York won at Spenny, Gloucester City - who beat York 4-0 two weeks ago - lost 2-0 at home to Kettering Town.

"This league is like that," Watson commented. "The consistent teams are the ones up there at the end.

"Three defeats isn't ideal but not many teams go through this league without, sometimes, losing into double figures.

"We've just got to hang in there now, get on a good run and get some consistency going.

"We haven't been able to put the same team out twice but this week, at least it looks like there's nobody else.

"We're going to have a similar type of squad to choose from."