YORK City boss Russ Wilcox is planning to go on the offensive to bring an end to his team's shot-shy home form.

The Minstermen have scored fewer Sky Bet League Two goals on their own soil than any other team in the division, netting just six times in nine fixtures.

Wilcox is now hoping that his players can be more adventurous, starting with Saturday's Bootham Crescent clash against AFC Wimbledon.

The change in tack could lead to a switch in tactics and a recall to the starting line-up for on-loan Sheffield United teenager Diego De Girolamo as Wilcox looks to increase his side's potency.

"I want to pick a team that's more offensive than it has been," the City chief reasoned. "I think that's the key to playing at home now.

"We've got to take some chances and gamble a bit more because six goals in nine home games is not good enough and, if the game then ends up 3-2 to us, that would be fantastic."

While stressing the need for a more attacking approach, Wilcox has also emphasised the importance of putting the shackles on powerhouse striker Adebayo Akinfenwa at the other end of the pitch, following last month's FA Cup meetings with the Dons.

Wilcox added: "We know what we will be getting from Wimbledon and it's all about dealing with that. There will be no secrets.

"Even though they play more football than last season, they are still direct at times and will be looking to get the ball up to Akinfenwa. You have to try and deal with the first ball and, if you can't deal with that, then make sure you win the second one and that means going with your runners like Matt Tubbs, which we didn't do very well at Wimbledon.

"We kept Akinfenwa quiet in the first game at our place and he was substituted but, in the replay, he was very effective, set up a couple of goals and was the catalyst for them getting through that tie."