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Away days lift for Gary Mills as York City head for Southend
11:08am Saturday 27th October 2012 in Sport
York City manager Gary Mills praised his side’s away form ahead of today’s npower League Two clash with Southend.
The Minstermen have won four times and lost only once on their travels this season, and Mills is keen for a repeat performance of last term’s dominant form on the road.
York won 12 of their 23 away league games last campaign, including memorable triumphs at Wrexham and Luton.
Mills, pictured, said: “Last year, we did very well away from home and we’ve continued that this season.
“We had some very good away results last year, beating Luton away twice, and we want to keep that kind of away form going.”
By contrast, Southend go into the match looking to avoid back-to-back home defeats for the first time since February. The Shrimpers went down 2-1 at home to Aldershot on Tuesday, their third home defeat this campaign, but Mills expects a response from Paul Sturrock’s side.
Mills said: “They’re always a tough side down there. “They lost at home (on Tuesday) and the pressure’s on now for them to put it right against us.
“But we’ll go away from home full of ourselves and having picked up a lot of points over the last few weeks.”
Meanwhile, City mascot Yorkie beat opponents from 20 clubs to win the Football League 100 metres mascot race at Doncaster Racecourse yesterday.
Yorkie, who was racing to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK, romped home ahead of mascots from clubs including Yorkshire rivals Leeds, Bradford and Doncaster.