ONLY top-two Bradford Park Avenue and Chorley have won more National League North away games this season than fourth-bottom FC United ahead of tomorrow’s trip to York City.

The Broadhurst Park outfit, who have failed to win any of their nine home matches this term, have managed to taste victory four times on their travels and have triumphed during their last three road trips in the league, defeating Hereford (3-1), Blyth (1-0) and Kidderminster (2-1).

Bradford and Chorley have racked up just one more win in their away columns, with United’s hat-trick of successes matching their best-ever run of consecutive wins on the road at sixth tier level.

Indeed, it is the longest sequence since eight were strung together in the 2013/14 Evo-Stik North premier division campaign when the club finished runners-up with 96 points.

FC United did lose 3-1 at Hereford in the FA Trophy last weekend but, nevertheless, their away-win tally represents a marked improvement on 2017/18 when they managed just two league victories on their journeys – one a 2-0 defeat of the Minstermen at Bootham Crescent.

The visitors have also netted in their last nine games but remain just one place above the relegation zone on goal difference.

That is mainly due to taking six points from a possible 36 at the start of the season, with 11 collected from 18 during the subsequent last six contests.

Since taking over as manager last month, Blackpool headmaster Neil Reynolds has won two, drawn two and lost one of his five league fixtures in charge.

The 41-year-old chief took over the reins from caretaker boss Dave Chadwick, who was in temporary charge for nine games following the resignation of player-manager Tom Greaves at the end of August.

Reynolds had previously guided Bamber Bridge into the Northern Premier League last season via the play-offs and he immediately brought ex-City midfielder Michael Potts with him from the Preston part-timers and made him captain.

Potts, who turned 27 on Monday, scored on his debut in a 1-1 draw against Brackley and has started in all of the following five contests.

Having started out in Manchester United’s academy, Potts joined the Minstermen in 2011 after a season as a first-year pro with Blackburn.

He went on to make 13 appearances during City’s double-Wembley winning campaign and 14 the following season – the club’s first back in the Football League – when he netted three times, including a brace in a 3-2 win at Rochdale.

But he was released in May 2013 having failed to feature under Nigel Worthington – Gary Mills’ successor as manager – with spells at Guiseley, Fylde, Stalybridge, Bradford Park Avenue, Curzon Ashton and Bamber Bridge following.

Potts will be hoping to provide the ammunition against his old team for the visitors’ leading marksman Kurt Willoughby.

The 21-year-old striker, who started out at Fleetwood, has netted seven times this term, having rattled in 33 last season for Clitheroe, finishing the campaign as the second-highest scorer in Evo-Stik North, as well as making the divisional Team of the Year.

Following his step up two levels, Willoughby also received a call-up to the England C squad last month.

On-loan Fleetwood midfielder Michael Donohue, meanwhile, remains an injury doubt after missing last week’s Hereford clash.