ADAM HINSHELWOOD's first training session as York City manager was a success, with the new boss encouraged by the early signs of his newly-inherited squad. 

Hinshelwood was unveiled as the new York manager on Tuesday evening, replacing former boss Neal Ardley with the goal of keeping City in the Vanarama National League. 

His first opportunity to do so will come tomorrow afternoon at the LNER Community Stadium, with Wealdstone the visitors (3pm). 

Hinshelwood admitted that after initially meeting the players yesterday, he had 'really enjoyed' his first training session with the squad, who have responded well with his tactical style.

“It's gone really well, I really enjoyed it," Hinshelwood enthused.

"It’s a really good group of players who are really responding so far with everything that we have asked of them, they worked really hard and seemed to be really enjoying it. Ultimately we will see on Saturday.

“I really enjoyed every minute of it, it’s a good group who are working really hard.

"They seem really responsive to how we work and how we want them to play, I’m really pleased with how it’s went.

“Seeing them out on the pitch, you can watch them play in a certain way, but when you’re out there working with them then you can get a better idea of what they are about.

"I’m really pleased with what I’m seeing and how it has went.

“It is just as a group as a minute, there are definitely some bits at the moment that I want to show the players so we will split that down tomorrow.

"There are some little details that we want, but in the main it is about the team style. When we get more settled and are happy with the style, then we will focus a bit more on the individual.

“I’m going to stick to my beliefs and my principles of how I want to play, I play that way because I believe it leads to results on the pitch.

"We’re definitely going to stick to our beliefs and from what I’ve seen today, the players are quite responsive to that and how we want to play.

"There’s more than enough quality to bring our brand of football to York, and we want to try and implement that straight away.

"We’re hoping that you’ll see a style related to myself, come Saturday."

Hinshelwood also explained how despite sharing a connection with Brighton & Hove Albion, and working together at the club, the new City boss had no past relationship with Head of Recruitment and goalkeeper David Stockdale. 

The 40-year-old also heaped praise onto first-team coach Tony McMahon, who will remain with York, and explained how bringing Gary Elphick (assistant manager) and Cameron Morrison (first-team coach) to the club will be a positive in implementing his style of play.

Hinshelwood stated: “It’s a bit of a mad one really. I was working with the under-18’s and he (Stockdale) was the first-team goalkeeper when they got promoted into the Premier League.

"But at Brighton we were on different sides of the building, you had a first-team side and a youth team side so we were at Brighton at the same time, but didn’t really know each other at all.

"It’s mad how it’s transpired, it looks like a bit of an old pal’s act but the first time I met him was the other day.

"Football is a bit of a small world sometimes and it’s mad how it’s come about, but to have someone that you can talk to about a club you know really well has helped me to settle in as well.

“Tony, I can’t speak highly enough of from how much he has helped us out.

"Not only for picking us up here and everywhere, but for his insight on the players, which has been massive.

“I play a certain style that I hope you’ll see a bit of on Saturday and having them know what I expect and what I am looking for as well really helps.

"Gary is great amongst the group of players, he can really galvanize the team and the team spirit.

"Cam is a bit of a whizz kid with the analysis and everything we like to work on on that side.

"We’ve got Paul (Harmston, sports scientist) and Joe (Stead, goalkeeping coach) who have been excellent here already and Macca has been first class as well, so there are some really good people in place.

"Having those two people in with me has helped a massive ordeal, it’s really helped."