ADAM HINSHELWOOD issued his first message to the York City supporters since becoming the new first-team manager on Tuesday. 

Hinshelwood takes charge of his first match tomorrow afternoon, with Wealdstone the visitors to the LNER Community Stadium (3pm). 

The new manager has urged supporters to 'fully get behind the team' as he looks to instil his attacking style of football, and admitted that he understood if fans were sceptical at all.

“Fully get behind the team," Hinshelwood told the Press.

"I know that they will, there might be a bit of a change in style but it is something that I really believe can work and will bring us success to this club.

"Get behind the team, I know they will.

"The word patience is something you don’t get in football, especially when you only have 11 games left to stay in the league, I think that’s a keyword.

"The key thing is to get behind the team, one thing I have seen from the players already is that they will leave everything out on the pitch for them.

“It comes with winning games of football, I’m sure that when I first took over at Worthing there were fans who were sceptical.

"How we sort of played and ultimately getting results helped with that relationship, so it’ll be down to me to get those three points on a regular basis, that will help with getting a good relationship. It is important that we do that."

Hinshelwood went on to explain what supporters can expect from his style of football, expressing his enjoyment at distributing possession football. 

The 40-year-old also spoke on his long-term goals for the football club, explaining that he wanted to build something with the Minstermen alongside co-chair Matt Uggla.

Hinshelwood told the Press: “The possession stats that we have had over the last few seasons have been at over 60 per cent and 70 per cent, so we like to dominate the ball and have possession.

"We build through the thirds and build through the back, it’s how I like the game to be played and I’m not saying there is a right or wrong way, but it is what I believe in.

"I believe that it gets points as well, that’s why we’re trying to implement that straight away.

“The long-term goal is a long-term project in bringing me in, I want to be somewhere for a long time.

"I was at Worthing for a long time and built something, I definitely want to do the same here at York.

"Everything that was said by Matt aligned with my vision and my beliefs.

"When you see the size of the club, it was definitely a big step forward for me."