ADAM HINSHELWOOD dished out individual praise to his York City squad after their 2-0 victory over Bromley lifted the Minstermen out of the Vanarama National League relegation zone.

Marvin Armstrong’s first goal for York was partnered by an incredible long-ranged effort from Dipo Akinyemi, with City earning a crucial three points in their ongoing battle for safety in the National League.

Hinshelwood was particularly impressed with the efforts of his midfield, and how Armstrong has suitably slotted into a three with Alex Hunt and Dan Batty, who have also gained recognition from the York manager in recent weeks.

“The first few games the midfield was getting overrun a little bit, we needed some legs and some energy and we put that extra player in there as well,” Hinshelwood told BBC York.

“They are still not diminished going forward as well, but I felt that we needed that.

“He’s (Armstrong) been a real boost in the middle of the park, I think that Hunty (Alex Hunt) has been excellent in there as well alongside Marv and Batts (Dan Batty).

“They turnover a lot of the ball as the three of them, and they’re beginning to be a lot better in switching the play for us.”

Hinshelwood also praised Akinyemi after netting his 12th goal of the season, and his first in 11 matches, with the City boss hoping that the striker’s incredible strike could lead to a boost in confidence for the forward.

Hinshelwood continued: “We see it from Dips in training and he probably should have put a couple away early on in the first-half, which I am sure he will be critical of himself.

“Maybe his chances are better when he doesn’t have too much time to think about them, but we’ve got a group of players that we’re happy to be working with.

“There is a lot of belief and confidence now and rightly so.

“We’ve still got to keep fighting, we can’t put our feet up and have to keep the high standards that comes from the players.”

Another recent factor which Hinshelwood has relished has been Ryan Fallowfield’s impact at centre-back.

Fallowfield has so far paired both Callum Howe and Will Smith in two matches, keeping back-to-back clean sheets whilst Thierry Latty-Faiweather also performed in an unfamiliar position at right-back.

“He’s (Ryan Fallowfield) played centre-back for two games now and kept two clean sheets, he’s had two different centre-back partners that he has played with and I thought he did excellent," Hinshelwood enthused to BBC York.

“Will (Smith) was obviously missing last week and then Callum (Howe) for different reasons this week, but full credit to them they both came in and did really well.

“Ryan as well, young Thierry (Latty-Fairweather) at right-back when he prefers to play left-back, but he’s done well for us at right-back.

“Danny Amos, I thought that his defending was a lot better with his left foot as well at times.

“We can’t single anyone out, it was just a really good team performance.”

Hinshelwood also looked ahead to City’s match with Chesterfield on Good Friday (3pm) at the LNER Community Stadium.

The York manager admitted that he hadn’t looked at the table after picking up an important three points over Bromley, with his focus being solely switched to taking on the National League champions over the Easter weekend.

“I haven’t looked at it (the table) yet, the main focus now is a cliché but it’s focusing on three points on Friday.

“That’s the challenge, we’re not going to get carried away beyond that.

“They will come in numbers next week and what a challenge for our group of players, they are now full of confidence to go toe-to-toe with the champions.”