INTERIM boss John Askey is hoping the only way is up for York City's on-loan attacking midfielder after an auspicious debut against Matlock Town in the FA Trophy.

Longdon was a bright spark for York on a Saturday when they needed some inspiration. Though he did not see too much of the ball in the 1-0 win, when he was in possession, he was a tenacious and driving force.

In the second half in particular, he threatened to unlock the Matlock defence in a way no one else did, slipping a deft through ball in just before the hour for Akil Wright to tee up Beck for York's theretofore best chance.

The midfielder took matters into his own hands around 10 minutes later. He first cut in from the right to unleash a powerful effort to Ogden's top-right corner before seeing an effort palmed away when he bundled into the area.

Before arriving at York on a loan until January, the 24-year-old has bounced around the lower leagues since leaving Blackburn Rovers - with whom he had his youth career - before impressing at Cefn Druids in the top tier of Welsh football.

He joined League One outfit Lincoln City last year, making 15 appearances across the seasons he has been at Sincil Bank, scoring one goal.

"Remy's been knocking about for a few years," Askey commented. "He's done well at the lower levels.

"Lincoln took a chance on him, and the games I've seen him when he's played for Lincoln, he's done quite well although he hasn't been able to establish himself.

"Today, I think he created more than anybody. His control is very good, he's got the ability to go past people, and he's got a decent shot on him.

"He'll work hard. That's the reason I've brought him in and hopefully he'll get better now."