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York City trio set challenge to make left back shirt their own
YORK City manager Gary Mills is challenging one of his three left backs to nail down the troublesome position as their own.
Charlie Taylor, Jamal Fyfield and Danny Blanchett have all been dropped from City’s side at various stages of the new season, having made four, three and two starts respectively in the role.
On-loan Leeds United teenager Taylor, along with the out-of-favour Blanchett, was left out of the squad all together for Wednesday night’s 3-1 defeat at Burton, where Fyfield earned a recall.
Now Mills will decide who gets the nod for this afternoon’s home meeting with Cheltenham.
The Minstermen chief said: “Charlie did well for two games and was magnificent at Rotherham but he wasn’t up to scratch in the next two matches. He had a couple of poor games and I felt it was time to give him a rest to sit in the stand and watch the game on Wednesday.
“Now I have a decision whether to bring him back in or not. I thought Jamal did OK at Burton but I am looking for somebody to come in and show me that they want to make the shirt their own.
“If Charlie can play like he did against Rotherham all the time, there would be no decision to make but, when we talk about the consistency you need to win games, you’ve also got to have consistency from players in terms of their performances. One good game in three or four isn’t good enough.
“Players who aren’t consistent ultimately become non-League players. To make a living from professional football, you have to be consistent and I’m not talking about curling a ball in the top corner every game or beating four players. It’s about maintaining a certain level of performance.”