Mansfield Town v York City: Minstermen’s potential to push way into play-offs grows with every performance

Nigel Worthington.
Nigel Worthington.
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York City tonight return to the scene of one of their greatest modern-day triumphs looking to crank up the pressure on the play-off pack.

The Minstermen have transformed their season since the turn of the year with a stunning run of form.

Twenty three points have been claimed from 12 outings in 2014 to move York up from 22nd place to within four points of Southend United in seventh.

Manager Nigel Worthington is publicly sticking to his mantra that getting to 51 points and safety remains the priority for his players.

However, with each passing week, York are looking more and more likely to gatecrash the play-offs.

Ahead of tonight’s return to Field Mill, where the Yorkshire club booked their place at the Conference play-off final two years ago, Worthington said: “We have to keep doing the right things and keep working hard.

“That is what the players have done since I arrived and the results are starting to show that.”

York were so in control at AFC Wimbledon on Saturday that the hosts failed to have a shot on target and Worthington has reported no fresh injury problems.

Last six games: Mansfield Town WLWLDW, York City WDWDWW.

Last time: Mansfield Town 0 York City 1; May 7, 2012; Conference.

Referee: D Drysdale (Lincolnshire).