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York City manager Gary Mills departs ruing lack of strike power
SACKED York City manager Gary Mills was once more lamenting a lack of firepower after his last match in charge at Bootham Crescent.
The Minstermen went down 2-0 to Yorkshire neighbours Bradford City with James Hanson and Garry Thompson getting the goals after Jason Walker had earlier missed two chances for the hosts.
City have now netted only once from open play in their last nine matches and have not scored more than a single goal during an 11-game winless run.
In his last post-match press conference, prior to being relieved of his managerial duties, Mills said: “We gave it our best shot and had a few chances but did not take them and ended up conceding two goals and losing.
“There was nothing in the game but that’s happened a few times this season. You have to score goals to win matches and we’re not doing that. We had the better chances before they scored but, when you don’t look like you can score goals, that escalates into a problem.”
Mills also felt his players could have defended both Bantams goals better, adding: “First of all you have to stop the cross going in for the first one.
“James Hanson also looked like he had a free header and wasn’t too far out when he got on the end of it so that was a bad goal to concede. Jack (O’Connell) then slipped up for the second one and there’s not a lot you can do about that.”
Underfire from certain quarters for his persistence with the 4-3-3 formation, Mills also suggested that he would have been in no mood to change tactics for Saturday’s trip to AFC Wimbledon.
“We’ve got to keep doing what we do best,” he argued.