YORK City assistant manager Neil Cox insisted that the club are continuing to work on bringing in a new left-back to the club after the additions of George Sykes-Kenworthy and Will Davies.

Sykes-Kenworthy and Davies have impressed the York management team after Neal Ardley confirmed his first two permanent additions as City boss, with the pair settling into their new surroundings well.

The club are continuing to monitor potential left-backs with the club lacking in that position, with Cox admitting that it had been ‘difficult’.

“The right player needs to come in if it’s a long-term one on a two-year contract or if it’s a short-term loan, we will be looking,” Cox explained.

“The FA Cup is a massive game for the football club but our league form needs to improve, we need to get out of this sticky situation that we are in and that’s what we’ll be thinking.

“We are trying, hopefully things work out but we have been trying for a while for a left-back.

"It seems to be a difficult position at the minute, but we are trying to get someone in. We’ll have to wait and see.

“We are trying to get people in and we are close to getting people in, but until people have signed and everything is agreed, it is difficult.

“Will Davies came in under the radar and nobody really knew he was coming in, we try to keep it quiet until somebody is over the line and signed."

Cox was also impressed with the impacts of Davies and Sykes-Kenworthy, with the assistant backing manager Ardley to get the next signing right.

“An excellent full debut, it’s never easy especially coming from a low league.

“He worked his socks off, he’s aggressive, he never stopped and it couldn’t have been better for a low debut.

“He’s ready to go, he wanted to play and he’s up and made sure that all of the fans knew he was here for a fight. He’s ready for a battle.

“We’ll see it in a couple of weeks when we’re training full-time and playing on a Saturday, he might struggle then.

“I think he’ll be fine, he’s a natural fit boy which I think helps.

“The manager will drop him out because we have to be careful with him, he looked a little bit tired after the game on Tuesday but he’s been training full-time for the first time and has found it a little bit difficult.

“We’ve given him a break and they’ve had a couple of days for recovery so that they can be raring to go on Saturday.

“The gaffer has managed to bring in two players so far and they have both strengthened the side.

“They’re both playing at the minute, George has been doing really, really well and Davies has come in, scored on his debut and run around.”