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Nigel Worthington urges York City to develop a ruthless streak
YORK City boss Nigel Worthington is calling on his players to kill teams off after watching high-flying Burton fight back for a point at the Pirelli Stadium.
A Shane Cansdell-Sherriff own goal gave the Minstermen the lead in the League Two contest but home striker Billy Kee levelled on 71 minutes to earn Albion a share of the spoils.
It is now more than five hours since a City player got his name on the scoresheet with back-to-back 0-0 draws against Morecambe and Rochdale preceding Saturday’s clash and Worthington said: “We’ve just got to get that second goal after we score but all we can do is keep working hard, believing and now look forward to Oxford at home this weekend.
“We are resilient and hard to beat at the moment and we have just got to get back to scoring twos, threes and fours like we were doing a few weeks ago. But, as long as we give good honest performances, I can live with that and the rest will come.”
Despite the hope that his team can learn to build on leads, the City boss added that he ended the game happy with a draw although he had reservations about Burton’s equaliser that saw on-loan ’keeper Aaron McCarey beaten at his near post.
“It was a good solid display and we competed very, very well,” Worthington said. “There aren’t many teams that will come away from Burton with something.
“They are a strong team and I was pleased with the way we played overall. There was a lot of good stuff from both teams in very blustery conditions because the ball stood still at times in the air.
“I was a little bit disappointed with the goal going in at the near post but it was a great point away from home.”
Worthington asked his players to follow substitute Michael Coulson’s example with his whipped in left-wing cross leading to Cansdell-Sherriff’s 64th-minute mistake.
“It was a great ball in,” the Minstermen chief said. “He hit it early with good pace and at a good height.
“I always tell the players to hit the ball in with speed and not to worry too much about the accuracy because, when there are a lot of bodies in the box, it can always come off one of our players or the opposition.”
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