THERE has been a lot to enjoy about York City's recent form - and assistant manager Micky Cummins wants to see it continue beyond this FA Cup weekend.

City have recorded six wins from their last seven games, and have a chance to extend that run on Saturday (3pm) at home to Morpeth Town in the fourth round qualifying.

Four of those victories have come at the LNER Community Stadium, which - barring a significant blip against Hereford - has been a happy hunting ground for the Minstermen since they notched their first-ever competitive win at the new ground at the start of last month.

An FA Cup third round qualifying round win over Whitby Town helped City wash the taste of the Hereford loss away, and last weekend's 3-1 win over Southport got York back on the horse in National League North.

"Momentum is massive in football," commented Cummins.

"Performances have been better at home in terms of chances created, corner kicks and being a threat regardless of which strikers we have had on the pitch.

"Momentum is a big thing and it breeds confidence.

"Long may it continue.

"Teams like coming to our place as well," he added on the extended run of games City have enjoyed at Monks Cross, which at the weekend will host its seventh game in nine York fixtures.

"It's a nice place to play football.

"Our last away game was Darlington. It's been nice being at home. It's got the fans onside. We're playing attacking-minded football - we look a threat every time we go forward.

"I know we're going to have a spell of games where we're away but it's been good and we've put a nice little run together."

That run has already included two Cup wins, against Hebburn Town and Whitby Town. Saturday's is the biggest tie yet, with a place in the first round proper at stake.

"The fans have turned out well, the opposition fans have come and made it a good Cup occasion," Cummins continued.

"We just want to make sure we're in the hat for the draw."

Everyone "apart from the obvious" is available to face Northern Premier League premier division outfit Morpeth.

Things are looking up for City's two long-term injury concerns, though.

Scott Barrow, whose pre-season Achilles injury has kept him out of the entire campaign to date, has a scan on Monday. "If he gets the green light," Cummins said. "His boots will come back on Tuesday and start to do little bits."

Sean Newton (knee) has started running again. Today, he will be "out with the ball with us," Cummins added.

But while City's back line ails, their forward line is as healthy as could be. Kurt Willoughby, Clayton Donaldson and Mark Beck have missed just one league game between them this season, while Jason Gilchrist is coming into contention.

"We've had four fit strikers through this period," Cummins said. "Clayton's 37 and has played 90 minutes in every game he's played.

"They've looked bang in form in games and bang in form in training. It's certainly something we can chop and change."

Also in the coaches' thinking are the City's academy players, who are in action tonight at South Shields in the FA Youth Cup third round qualifying.

Like the first team, the under-18s side are just one win away from the first round proper of their competition. A couple of those youngsters will be included in the squad to face Morpeth.

Having a prospering youth set-up has been beneficial for both senior and youth teams.

"We've run with a smaller squad this year and a lot of them have trained with us through the week," Cummins said.

"They're part of what we do on a daily basis and that's helped them too, it's helped them understand how difficult the step up is and what's expected of them.

"They've stepped up and performed well."