York City striker Macaulay Langstaff has insisted people should not judge him on his goalscoring record last season.

Langstaff failed to net in 21 matches for parent club Gateshead and during a loan spell at Blyth Spartans during 2017/18.

But, of those outings, 17 were made from the bench, and the 21-year-old prefers to point to his prolific return of 31 goals in 46 games at former club Billingham Synthonia in the Northern League as evidence of his potential potency.

It also took Langstaff only 41 minutes to open his City account in the 2-1 triumph at Shildon during this summer’s first friendly. The Minstermen’s fourth run-out of pre-season is at Ilkeston tomorrow night.

“I know the record from last season doesn’t look good, but I was getting 10 minutes a game and I don’t think people can judge me on that,” Langstaff said. “When I was at Billingham, I was starting every game and I had a good goalscoring record.

“It was at a lower level, but still a good one and I feel my goalscoring record will improve again once I’m starting more matches.”

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