PLAYER-BOSS Chris Brass will answer supporters' questions at the York Minstermen's launch night next Thursday.

The newly-formed fans group will meet for the first time at Bootham Crescent's Social Club with doors opening at 7pm.

York Minstermen members and non-members are both welcome and memberships, costing £5, will be available on the night.

The group has been organised to encourage York-based fans to rally round the club and raise important funds.

It aims to offer a wide range of events and increase the use of the Social Club.

Coach travel for away fixtures is also planned and fans will be able to reserve a place on the York Minstermen coach for the first game of the new season at Aldershot on August 14.

The price is £19 for members and £21 for non-members.

York Minstermen communications officer Phil Howden said: "Now is the time for all City fans to show the team and the whole York community that they are behind them 100 per cent. The club needs the help of its supporters more than ever.

"The York Minstermen intend to provide a platform for York-based fans to try and enjoy being a City fan during the challenging times ahead on the pitch."

Updated: 12:13 Friday, July 16, 2004