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Confidence the key for York City home joy declares manager Nigel Worthington
CONFIDENCE and performance will turn around York City’s disappointing home form, says manager Nigel Worthington.
The former Norwich and Northern Ireland boss takes charge of his first game at Bootham Crescent against Rochdale tomorrow night (kick off 7.45pm) bidding to immediately improve on a record of just four home League Two victories all season.
“It’s about confidence,” Worthington said. “I have been here a week and the players around the place are smiling and working hard. There is good spirit there. All the things are right, I think it’s just about holding the nerve on the big stage and going and performing.
“They did that on Saturday away from home, now go and do it again. They have got it all to play for. We know the situation we are in but go and enjoy your football and I always say that to players.”
On what is needed to start notching victories, Worthington added: “There’s little bits and pieces we need to keep working on and be aware of. The awareness to see things and try and stop them before they happen.
“There were two very good goals (at AFC Wimbledon in a 3-2 defeat) but I just feel the three goals we conceded were soft goals and that’s something that we need to try and tighten up on a little bit to make things better.
“There’s two things and they are straightforward. They are not difficult. You have got to try and keep clean sheets to give yourself a chance of winning games and, after that, you’ve got to score goals.
“It’s something we keep mentioning and trying to imprint in the players’ heads. If we individually do our jobs well and then put it all together as a team then that can become a strength for us.”