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Better to come is York City boss verdict
GARY MILLS isn’t surprised in the slightest by York City’s start to life in League Two and reckons there is better to come from his Minstermen – starting at Burton Albion today (kick off 7.45pm).
City travel to the Pirelli Stadium tied with the Brewers in the npower League Two ladder, unbeaten since their opening day 3-1 loss to Wycombe Wanderers at Bootham Crescent, and having picked up nine points from their first six games.
Mills is in confident mood and said he had “expected” his side to have settled as easily as they have to life in the League pyramid, adding he was a little disappointed the team didn’t have more points to show.
“We are going to learn in every game what this division is about,” he said. “I didn’t watch a lot of it last year when we were engrossed in our own season but the quicker we learn what it is about the better.
“We have certainly played, in name, some of the big, big sides. We have played three of the sides that came down from League One. What we have learned is that we don’t fear anyone. We have to keep playing the way we play and have got to keep that self-belief.
“I am not surprised at all. I am delighted. As we speak, I am a bit disappointed we don’t have a couple more points on the board. That shows how positive we are.”
Mills continued: “I have been pleased with our performances this season. I think there is better to come, certainly more as a team than as individuals. That bodes well for us.”The City boss added: “I still don’t think we have played how I really want us to, and how we are capable of.
“We have done really well but I do think there is better to come and that encourages me. It is about confidence. I am confident that, as a team, we can go to Burton and play well. I don’t fear going to Burton worrying about how we will play.”
Mills pointed to the consistency of his side over Burton, who have endured a topsy-turvy start to their campaign with three wins and three defeats.
“If we can get a result at Burton, and I am talking about a win and not just a draw, it might be time to say we have found a bit of consistency in our performances and in our results,” he explained. “That’s the way to be successful.
“We know it is going to be a tough game, against a side that will be full of it (following a 4-0 win over Oxford on Saturday). But it is the same as I say about everyone. If we play how we can I am confident of getting a result.”
Meanwhile, Mills said some of the fringe players in his squad could be going out on loan over the next few weeks in a bid to get them some football.
“There’s two or three that need to go out,” he said. “We have had a few calls and nothing has really materialised but that (loan deals) will happen over the next few weeks where some will go to play some football.”