YORK City manager Russ Wilcox will tell his players they "must do better" when he meets them for the first time tomorrow morning.

Speaking as he was unveiled at a press conference at Bootham Crescent this afternoon, after being appointed the successor to Nigel Worthington, the former Scunthorpe chief said the club had "obviously underachieved" this season.

"It's great to be at York City football club," he said of his new post. "It's a fantastic club run by superb people. It's a club I have always admired - as a visitor to the club I have always been welcomed here with open arms - and there's people in place here that can move this club forward.

"We are at the wrong end of the table, we know that. I know Steve Torpey (assistant) really well from my Scunthorpe days and hopefully we can work as a team and push this club forward again."

"Must do better, I think that's the message," Wilcox added when asked what he will say when he addresses his squad at the Wigginton Road training ground.

"We have obviously underachieved. One win in 12 is not good enough. So if everyone gives a little bit more individually, and collectively, then we will all benefit."

He continued: "The bottom line at the moment is winning football matches. Putting points on the board. That's the key. Once you do that, confidence builds, within the group, within the club and everybody associated with the club."

Wilcox was officially confirmed early this morning as the club's new boss, as exclusively revealed in The Press, and City chairman Jason McGill said: “We welcome Russ Wilcox to York City Football Club. We believe he is the right person to take this club forward.

"He has excellent managerial experience and a track record of success in League Two. He is a hardworking individual and an excellent motivator and someone who shares our vision for the club now and in the future.”