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INTERVIEW: McNulty and Watson

27th June 2019

Manager Steve Watson has described centreback Steve McNulty's capture as the 'icing on the cake' in terms of his summer recruitment drive.

Watson has also outlined his intention to employ three centrebacks in pre-season and expressed his delight at the make-up of his squad.

McNulty, meanwhile, says he wants to add to the six promotions already on his CV before moving into management in two years' time.

"I like his leadership skills and the way he plays football," said Watson. "He's an absolute leader at the back which is what every club needs. His record speaks for itself and his credentials are fantastic.

"Thats pretty much the icing on the cake of the squad now - and I am really happy with what we are going to start with on Monday."

On the possibility of switching to a 'back three' next season, Watson said: "The idea of having good cover everywhere is having the ability to change. I tried it last season but probably tried it a little bit early and probably didn't have the personnel or enough time to get the messages across that I will have this time in pre-season.

"I will have six or seven games and a load of work on the training ground to try and get a system that suits us - but three at the back is certainly something I am looking at."

McNulty, meanwhile, said: "We have been brought in for a reason - to get York back where they belong. I have been fortunate to play for some good clubs and get success and I want to carry that on.

"You are never too old or too wise to learn," he admitted. "You play for all kinds of different managers - and you are not going to agree with everything - but I will be picking his mind and picking things up.

"When I do stop playing in a couple of years, I want to got into management," he revealed. "I am in the process of finishing my 'B' licence but I still want to carry on (playing) for two or three more years - and I still think I have got a couple more promotions in me yet!"

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