York City FC: Gary Mills ponders relegation

York City FC have only 5 games remaining to retain their status in the Vanarama National League. The Minstermen currently sit 22nd in the league with 2 points from safety.

York City kissed goodbye to their game in hand on Tuesday night as they fell to a 2-0 home defeat to mid-table Bromley.

Thoughts from the manager

Gary Mills spoke with journalists following the game and joked that he is a good sleeper and won’t be dwelling on the Bromley game.

“When you have a defeat people seem to linger on more about it than when you have a victory.

We talk about the performance against Braintree on Saturday [and] we talk about the performance at Macclesfield.”

Mills always comes across as a fighting spirit and with a trip to Chester on the weekend you could tell that he was motivated for a result.

“[We’ve got to] start the game well, be strong, stand up and be counted when they’ve got the ball, defend as a team.. and when we get the ball go and hurt them”

What’s it like at the bottom?

Woking and Torquay United are the teams above York at the foot of the National league. Torquay have a -11 goal difference, which is considerably better than Working and York who sit on a goal difference of -16 each.

The biggest game of the season could be on Saturday 22nd of April at the Kingfield Stadium where York City travel to Woking on the second last game of the season.

Speaking to BT Sport they say they may look to televise a game at the bottom on the day as Lincoln City may have already won the league at that stage in the season. This could have a knock on effect as the fixture would be changed to an earlier kick off.

TV screenings on BT Sport have yet to be confirmed. However an early kickoff would technically give the teams an advantage over the other relegation candidates playing that day as they will already know their result.

Who do you think will beat the drop? Let me know with a vote in the poll on twitter or use the hashtag #NationalLeagueRelegation.

Published by Dan Simmonite

Aspiring sport media professional currently working with Northumberland FA. Also write for the grassroots section of the Newcastle Chronicle.

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