YORK CITY boss Nigel Worthington believes the Capital One Cup first round clash with Doncaster Rovers could help his new squad find momentum for their League Two campaign.
The Minstermen have been drawn against their Yorkshire rivals in a match which will be staged at Bootham Crescent in the week beginning August 11. It is a repeat of the first round tie two years ago where then boss Gary Mills watched his side lose in a penalty shoot-out after taking the lead through a Michael Coulson blockbuster.
Doncaster were relegated from the Championship last season while City will be much changed for their assault on League Two this time around - with six summer signings having been secured and more new arrivals on the cards.
Stressing the financial benefits of the game, Worthington is also keen to get through to the second round. Last season, his men were beaten 4-0 by Burnley, who would be promoted to the Premier League.
He said: “It will be a bit of a derby game and we will hope to get a big crowd in. Hopefully we can give a good performance and try and progress. They will have good Championship players and we are putting together a group of players ourselves.
“I think cup competitions are always important. They provide revenue for the club and they are an opportunity to try and gain momentum and it all makes for adding to the season.”