ADAM HINSHELWOOD was ‘tremendously proud’ of his York City squad after avoiding relegation from the Vanarama National League on the final day.

A 1-0 defeat for Solihull Moors saw York escape relegation back to the Vanarama National League North by just one point, with Boreham Wood instead finishing in the final relegation spot.

Hinshelwood admitted that whilst he was proud of the achievement and was happy to be remaining in the division, the relegation fight is not something he wants to be celebrating, instead immediately turning his focus to next season.

“I don’t want to be celebrating too much on us finishing where we did, but on a personal note, after the most down moment in football in my career at Altrincham away, for the lads to turn it around like that, I am tremendously proud of them,” Hinshelwood admitted.

“I think it’s shows how far we have come in the last six or seven games, that there is a bit of a sombre feel in the changing rooms.

“I don’t want that to be norm, I don’t want us celebrating just staying in the division.

“I like the fact that there are not big celebrations going on, because we’ve lost a game of football even though we were well in the game and gave Solihull a lot to think about.

“We approached it how we have done in the previous few games, and for large parts it was good.

“There were a fair very close offside calls, we won’t agree on the penalties, we haven’t had one all season which must be a first!

“There were a few decisions that didn’t go our way, in the first-half we could have got into good areas and capitalised there, but a loose pass. Good teams put those in the back of the net.

“It’s not in my DNA to lose games of football, I was getting a bit frustrated with it because I want us to go out and score.

“Ultimately, we came in today and it was just about getting the job done and making sure we finish above the dotted line.

“The size of this football club, the support today, I don’t want us to be celebrating just staying up.

“We’ve really got to knuckle down and work hard in the Summer in order to take the club forward.”

Hinshelwood went on to discuss the mindset of his players and praised the City squad for how they had rallied in recent weeks.

“The mindset over the past couple of games has been superb, if anything we’re a bit disappointed with the points tally we’ve picked up in our last seven games.

“I think our performances have been better than shown there, we really rallied together as a group and I’m just delighted for them because their hard work has made it so that we can prepare now for a National League campaign next season.

“We had more supporters here near enough than they had here for their last home game, and that’s just the size of our club.

“We have to keep working at it, the focus now we’ve got to look at because this season has not been good enough.

“I don’t want to be a manager that’s competing at that end of the table, I didn’t enjoy today, I didn’t enjoy it since I came in, fighting and scrapping at that end of the table.

“I much prefer being up the other end, and I know that’s not going to come easy because it is a real tough league, but it’s all in our hands to take the club into that position.”