Impressive City 'Beginning To Build Style And Shape'

York City are really starting to reap the benefits of their new management side as they make it five National League North wins in a row last night.

Sporting director Dave Penney thinks fans are starting to see the Minstermen develop under new manager Martin Gray.

The thrilling 5-3 victory over AFC Telford kept the club embedded in the play-off places.

Penney spoke to the National League’s Oli Osborn at the New Bucks head and he knows progress is being made.

“We are building our style and our shape all the time, we had a great Christmas and early New Year - what we’re seeing is confidence coming from winning games. It’s growing all the time,” he said.

“Since Martin came in we have tried to change the culture of the club from what it was then to what it is now.

“We now want to keep this run going for as long as we can. There’s no point saying we’re going to do this or do that.”

In attack, York looked highly impressive as Telford had no answer to their quick-fire start.

“I think we were a different class going forward, you could see we posed a real threat,” he said.

“Telford made three subs at half time and totally changed their shape and had a real go at us.

“They managed to score three goals but we felt when we got it to 5-1 there was only going to be one winner.”

They even did it without the scoring touch of 20-goal leading marksman Jon Parkin.

“We want everyone to chip in with goals, we have made a big thing of that and we shared them around,” Gray’s right hand man added.

“We need someone to take the weight off Jon who has been fantastic, so it’s great York City have scored five and Jon Parkin isn’t on the scoresheet.”

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