ADAM Hinshelwood explained what York City supporters can expect from new addition Sam Fishburn, after an encouraging debut in Good Friday’s 2-1 victory over champions Chesterfield.

Fishburn joined York on a loan deal until the end of the season from Fleetwood Town on Thursday, and was handed his debut as a first-half substitute for City following an injury to defender Thierry Latty-Fairweather on Friday.

Hinshelwood was left feeling positive after an ‘excellent’ first outing for the young striker, also going on to explain the reasoning behind Will Davies’ loan departure to Bromley and confirming that there was no purchase clause with either loan.

“I really like Sam’s game. It’s a bit different to Will as he is a bit more comfortable with a back towards goal as a striker, and for how we want to play we have that player that we can play into,” Hinshelwood explained.

“I thought that he was excellent in his hold-up play today, that’s him.

“We saw it in training yesterday, but if you give him half a yard in the box then he will put it away, so it’s a really exciting prospect for the club.

“Will wasn’t in the squad last week and a good opportunity came up for him to go to Bromley.

“It’s just a loan move. The same with Sam coming into us, it’s just a loan move.

“You never know how these things will pan out. Any loan has a view of a permanent but it depends on how Will and Sam does.

“There’s four games to go now. We need all hands on deck and to really focus.”

Hinshelwood also credited the club’s medical team after handling the Latty-Fairweather injury with great care, and praised Dan Batty for slotting in at an unfamiliar right-back position.

Hinshelwood laughed: “He definitely didn’t look too happy when I told him to go to right-back!

“Full credit to the players. You’ve got to fill in at certain positions.

“Smithy [Will Smith] came in last week and Cal [Howe] was back in today [Friday] and the whole squad is needed.

“[Quevin] Castro was excellent at Kidderminster and was in the squad today. We’ll dust everyone down on Sunday and we’ve got to show the same level of intensity.

“It was his neck going into his back where he was feeling discomfort. Obviously we couldn’t take any risks.

“I thought that the medical team dealt with it brilliantly by the way. They came on in force and really looked after Thierry, so full credit to them.

“We wish Thierry a really speedy recovery. He’s been excellent since he’s come in and has showed real threat going forward.

“We looked at one or two things that we could work on going forward with him and Maz [Kouhyar] and that certainly paid off a couple of times in the first-half. When we got in the final third we just weren’t clinical enough.

“I really hope it’s nothing too serious for Thierry.”