Worthington demanding ruthless streak with Minstermen on verge of milestone

York City manager Nigel Worthington.
York City manager Nigel Worthington.
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YORK CITY may have a club record in their sights today, but Nigel Worthington is paying little attention.

If the parsimonious Minstermen record another shut-out this afternoon it will equal a club record of eight successive clean sheets, but Worthington is arguably more concerned about matters at the other end of the pitch.

York’s rise this year may have been meteoric to push themselves into the play-off places, yet Worthington is demanding more with his side’s run of just one goal in almost six hours of football a concern.

Worthington, hopeful that Ben Davies could return after a knee injury forced him to miss last weekend’s draw at leaders Rochdale, said: “This (clean sheet) run is great for the team and great for confidence.

“But I’m not too bothered about records. I am bothered about keeping clean sheets and winning games and that’s what everybody is focused on.

“Clean sheets are important and you will never find me denying that, so we have got to keep things going at that end of the pitch. But when we get chances, we really do need to be ruthless as a team, not just strikers and wide players.

“That means making sure we hit the target more often than not and, if we do that, we will get the ball over the line.”

Last six games: York WWWWDD, Accrington LWDDWL.

Last time: York 1 Accrington 1; April 6, 2013; League Two.

Referee: S Duncan (Northumberland).