ROSS Jenkins was delighted to see a couple of his key Oxford City players return in the Hoops’ midweek defeat at York City.

Jenkins’ side slipped back into the Vanarama National League relegation zone after the 2-0 loss against a Minstermen side which leapfrogged them out of the bottom four.

Despite goals from Tyler Cordner and Will Davies ensuring the Hoops left the LNER Community Stadium with nothing, Jenkins was happy to see Nya Kirby and Aaron Williams-Bushell make appearances from the bench.

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He told the Hoops’ official YouTube channel: “I thought Nya came on and he was the one who settled us down. He played some really good stuff, he got on the ball and was calm and controlled.

“Aaron came on and gave us some legs. Those boys got on and showed some good appetite, and for them to be back fit and trying to affect us is really positive.

“We’ve still got Alfie [Potter] and [Josh] Ashby, who are still fighting to get back fit.”

City welcome bottom side Kidderminster Harriers, without a league win in six, to Court Place Farm this weekend.

Banbury United meanwhile host play-off hopefuls Curzon Ashton at the Spencer Stadium.

The Greater Manchester-based side are unbeaten in four National League North games.

Didcot Town, bottom of Southern League Premier South, make the trip to second-placed Gosport Borough.

In Southern League Central Division, second-placed North Leigh welcome Waltham Abbey, in third.

Kidlington make the trip to Leighton Town, while bottom team Thame United host Biggleswade Town.