Nigel Worthington urges York City to develop a ruthless streak

York Press: York City’s Ryan  Jarvis watches as Burton’s Shane Cansdell-Sherriff heads into his  own net in Saturday’s 1-1 draw  at the Pirelli Stadium. Picture: Gordon Clayton York City’s Ryan Jarvis watches as Burton’s Shane Cansdell-Sherriff heads into his own net in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at the Pirelli Stadium. Picture: Gordon Clayton

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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4:35pm Mon 16 Dec 13

ian923 says...

Ingham will be hoping for a return after seeing Burton,s goal. If we want to score then Brobbel must play. He can not only score but make chances for others. If it means O,Neill or Oyebanjo going to the bench so be it. We have to set out with an attacking formation particularly in home games. An average of a point a game will see us relegated after 46 games!
Ingham will be hoping for a return after seeing Burton,s goal. If we want to score then Brobbel must play. He can not only score but make chances for others. If it means O,Neill or Oyebanjo going to the bench so be it. We have to set out with an attacking formation particularly in home games. An average of a point a game will see us relegated after 46 games! ian923

9:07am Tue 17 Dec 13

johnno65 says...

Reality check, we are playing teams at the top of the league and matching them i would even go as far as saying we are better than most.
A point away at Burton who themselves had just had a good run of wins and now top of the league Oxford realistically a game a betting man would give us no chance of winning.
So lets keep our feet firmly on the ground and look towards the games we can get points from, should be an interesting Christmas period and one i'm sure we will be rewarded for with a good few wins.
Reality check, we are playing teams at the top of the league and matching them i would even go as far as saying we are better than most. A point away at Burton who themselves had just had a good run of wins and now top of the league Oxford realistically a game a betting man would give us no chance of winning. So lets keep our feet firmly on the ground and look towards the games we can get points from, should be an interesting Christmas period and one i'm sure we will be rewarded for with a good few wins. johnno65

9:55am Tue 17 Dec 13

YorkCityLuke says...

johnno65 wrote:
Reality check, we are playing teams at the top of the league and matching them i would even go as far as saying we are better than most.
A point away at Burton who themselves had just had a good run of wins and now top of the league Oxford realistically a game a betting man would give us no chance of winning.
So lets keep our feet firmly on the ground and look towards the games we can get points from, should be an interesting Christmas period and one i'm sure we will be rewarded for with a good few wins.
You're right about the teams we're playing, but it's soon going to get to the point (if we're not there already) that we HAVE to beat teams no matter where they are in the league. Draws against high flying teams are only good if you beat the lowlier teams, which we've not been doing.
[quote][p][bold]johnno65[/bold] wrote: Reality check, we are playing teams at the top of the league and matching them i would even go as far as saying we are better than most. A point away at Burton who themselves had just had a good run of wins and now top of the league Oxford realistically a game a betting man would give us no chance of winning. So lets keep our feet firmly on the ground and look towards the games we can get points from, should be an interesting Christmas period and one i'm sure we will be rewarded for with a good few wins.[/p][/quote]You're right about the teams we're playing, but it's soon going to get to the point (if we're not there already) that we HAVE to beat teams no matter where they are in the league. Draws against high flying teams are only good if you beat the lowlier teams, which we've not been doing. YorkCityLuke

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