McGill vows to bolster York after missing out in play-offs

York City's manager Nigel Worthington.
York City's manager Nigel Worthington.
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york city chairman Jason McGill insists the club will bring in summer recruits to make the team stronger after they narrowly missed out on League Two promotion this season.

McGill says he could not be more proud of the club’s achievements in a stunning second half of the season which saw them go from relegation contenders to the play-offs in remarkable fashion.

Thoughts are now turning to 2014-15 after York’s narrow 1-0 play-off semi-final loss to Fleetwood and, despite believing York have surpassed expectations, he feels the portents are set fair for another successful campaign to back up this year.

This was reinforced by the way they competed against Fleetwood, tipped at the start of the season to be firmly in the mix for automatic promotion due to a much bigger budget than York.

McGill said: “I’d like to tell all the supporters and everyone connected with York City Football Club that this performance against Fleetwood, this team and what we have done bodes very well for next season.

“We will bring people in to make us stronger and we have a fantastic base to launch a great season next season.

“I think we have overachieved beyond our expectations of where we expected to be at the start of the season and anything like this was going to be a bonus.

“I am a very, very proud chairman and am very, very proud of the players, Nigel, the management (team) and the staff and the supporters.

“A guy from the FA came up to me on Friday and told me that our supporters are a credit to us, which was great to hear.

“The performance was brilliant and it did epitomise what York City is all about.

“We never gave up and kept going and just missed that little bit up front and difference between the two teams to put the ball in the net.”