Caretaker manager Sam Collins believes York City boast the strongest bench in National League North after substitutes Jake Wright and Jon Parkin both grabbed equalisers in a 2-2 draw at Nuneaton Borough, report York Press.

The pair cancelled out two strikes by impressive home forward Dior Angus, with Collins believing Wright can be a force in the air and also stressing that 36-year-old veteran Parkin remains a “brilliant option” for the ninth-placed club.

With Wes York also a second-half replacement in Warwickshire, where Russell Penn and Hamza Bencherif were left in the dugout, the temporary boss extolled the quality of his inherited squad and, on the impact of his substitutes, Collins said: “Jake Wright got a great header at a really important time for us and I’ve told him, if we can get out of him in games what he shows in training, then we’ve got a player on our hands, because the goal he scored is him down to a tee.

“I saw him play for Sheffield United (under-23s) and I know Mick Wadsworth on their staff, who speaks very highly of him and has told me he’s so good in the air. We all know what Jon can do as well, because he’s scored goals right through his career and, if you want the ball to fall to anybody in the box from within the group, then you’d like it to be him.

“He’s a brilliant option for us, whether he starts games or comes on and we’re fortunate to have lots if options. I don’t think there will be a stronger bench in this league, with the likes of Dan Parslow, Tom Allan and Fergus McAughtrie not even in the squad at the moment either.”

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