York City boss Nigel Worthington wants no nerves for play-off match
NIGEL Worthington wants no nervous tension - on or off the pitch - when his York City team kick off their two-legged, play-off semi-final against Fleetwood at Bootham Crescent.
Saturday night's match will be a sell-out for home fans and Worthington is asking for the Minstermen faithful to create a cauldron of noise for the live televised clash.
He insisted that nobody should feel anxious about the game and, rather, embrace the occasion, as the club aim to reach Wembley for a fifth time in as many years.
On this weekend's first leg, the City boss said: "I don't think it should be tense and there is no reason why we shouldn't be confident. We are on a fantastic run of 17 games unbeaten and I am hoping there is a really good atmosphere with lots of noise.
"We had 1,400 fans at Scunthorpe last weekend and it was fantastic. Getting that support behind the players again will be a huge thing in terms of pushing them on.
"We have got two fantastic games going live across the country so there will be a lot of people watching the situation and that's a fantastic opportunity for the players to embrace, enjoy and to perform in front of. Both teams will be looking to take an advantage into the second game at Fleetwood.
"If we don't get that advantage, we have got to make sure we are still in with a good shout going there."