YORK City boss Jackie McNamara is targeting six wins from the club’s last ten games to survive relegation.

The second-bottom Minstermen visit play-off hopefuls AFC Wimbledon tomorrow seven points from safety and with a goal difference that is at least ten inferior to every side above them.

City have also only won six Sky Bet League Two fixtures all season and seven of their remaining fixtures are against teams in the division’s top nine places.

But a defiant McNamara still reckons his team can stay up, saying: “We need six wins at least from our last ten to give ourselves a right chance.

“We are capable of doing that if we show the same things we did last weekend against Barnet and everyone is focussed on staying together and has that mindset to win matches. We have to go and attack teams and will be going for it, as we did when we had four strikers on at the end of the game against Barnet.”

City will be without Michael Coulson at Kingsmeadow due to his ongoing groin problems but McNamara is hoping he can rely on his full commitment during the rest of the run-in following the announcement that he has made a pre-contract agreement to join St Johnstone next season.

“The club are disappointed with the timing of the news, because we want him to focus on where we are at the moment,” the City chief reasoned. “He’s a free agent and I spoke to him about keeping him beyond the summer, but the most important thing for us was to get safe first.

“We hope he will be fully committed to this club now and we will see, but he’s had to pull out injured so probably won’t be available this weekend.”

Jake Hyde has also missed training this week with groin trouble, while on-loan Middlesbrough striker Bradley Fewster is back doing light work and hopeful of a return to the starting line up after a tight hamstring meant he only made a second-half cameo outing from the bench against Barnet.

Of the Minstermen’s first XI against the Bees, only Hyde and Scott Flinders are contracted to the club beyond this summer but, following the news concerning Coulson, McNamara insisted every member of the squad has every incentive to keep the club in the Football League.

“You should have pride in your profession and your CV,” he declared. “I would be desperate not to have a negative entry alongside my name.”

Skipper Russell Penn is available for tomorrow’s match, having completed his one-match ban for a red card against Dagenham, but McNamara was non-committal on whether he would get an instant recall, adding: “It’s another option and it’s good to have Russ back, but we will have to see what we decide to do.”