HARRISON HOPPER has admitted that he is still getting to grips with the demands on first-team football, despite picking up two man-of-the-match awards from his last three appearances.

The 20-year-old joined York City from Rochdale during the off-season, having only racked up a handful of minutes for his former club.

After a short bedding in period behind the scenes at York, the central midfielder has started the last three matches and has caught the eye as the defensive foil for Michael Woods' attacking runs.

Hopper had his work cut out against the physical Morpeth Town, who the Minstermen face in an FA Cup replay this evening (7.45pm) for a place in the first round, but hopes to learn from the experience.

“I’m still getting used to play first-team football and I haven’t had enough of it," conceded the Camden-born player. "Morpeth were good, so fair play to them.

"They had an extra man in midfield which made it difficult for me and Woodsy. I think that we coped with it fairly well, we could have done better. We managed to get the ball out wide and forward but it just wasn’t our day.

“Personally, I want to win games and stay as a regular starter. I just want to have an impact on the team and play as big a part as I can.”

A below-par showing in the second half from York against Morpeth allowed their lower-tier to equalise and force a replay.

Reflecting on the 1-1 draw, Hopper added: “We were obviously really disappointed. We didn’t control the game at all, we were poor and they were arguably the better team in the second half.

“Everyone is disappointed but at least we’ve got another chance to make it right. Like Micky (Cummins) said, ‘We’ve been doing it in training, but we didn’t really do it enough (on the field).’

“There are no excuses, we should have done better.”