ADAM HINSHELWOOD expects to play a patient game against Bromley on Saturday afternoon (3pm) as York City make their final trip into the capital of the season.

York will look for back-to-back victories in the Vanarama National League for the first time this season on Saturday, against a third-placed Bromley side that find themselves in-form.

Hinshelwood is anticipating a difficult clash against a Ravens side that have kept five consecutive clean sheets, but wants his side to play a patient game versus a resilient Bromley outfit.

“I watched a bit of Bromley because I was flipping between that and the Chesterfield game, because we have got them as well,” Hinshelwood explained.

“I focused on Bromley when it went down to ten men so early, it was nice to see them work so hard for over an hour and they are a good powerful side.

“It just showed you that they can take a lot of confidence from playing with ten men, being down so early and playing so long.

“We had it previously before and it does give you confidence and belief when you can hold on, so obviously it was a good result in terms of beating Wealdstone.

“We have got to focus on ourselves, because we know that it is going to be a real tough test on Saturday.

“They’ve got a lot of experience in their back line and we’ve got to create the chances like we did last week, and be even better because I thought we created some good chances and got in some good areas, but ultimately we relied on Len to come on and score from a set-piece.

“We’ve got to be more ruthless and it was a good performance and a good result, but we need to improve and be even better on Saturday.

“They’re a tough team to play against and we’ll focus on what we can do, the areas we can potentially cause them some problems in.

“Especially at home, they are very solid and a tough team to break down so we’re going to have to be patient. It’s going to be difficult but we’ve got to go there with some belief that we can do it.”

Bromley’s Hayes Lane stadium also boasts an artificial surface, something which Hinshelwood will be used to from managing at Worthing, with City preparing this week by training at the University of York.

“It’s not always (an advantage), because if that was the case then they would always win at home.

“We always prepare as best as we could, we went and trained at the uni today on the 3G surface and we will go and train on it tomorrow to give us a little taste of what it might be like come Saturday.

“It should give you a bit of an advantage, but we try and do the best we can to make sure that we are ready.

“I think it’s just the ball speed, it moves a lot quicker and if anything you can trust the pitch a little bit more.

“You can trust your first touch because we are hoping that having seen the lads play on the 3G today, moving the ball quickly and having trust in the surface, we’re hoping it will help their game.

“It’s important to focus on Saturday and to come away from Bromley collecting something.

“It’s a real tough place to go, we’ve got three home games and three away games now, so our home form needs to be a fortress and any points away from home are a bonus.

“We want to leave Bromley with something.”