YORK City will entertain a Nuneaton Borough side in disarray on and off the pitch at Bootham Crescent tomorrow.

Jimmy Ginnelly – Nuneaton’s third manager this season – has warned that the bottom-of-the-table club could go bust within weeks unless investors are found imminently.

Bailiffs visited the Warwickshire outfit’s Liberty Way ground this week due to a £10,000 bill that was racked up by the use of a generator that powered the floodlights early in the season.

The club also owe £30,000 for tax and national insurance on players’ wages, whilst issues concerning unpaid wages are likely to come to a head at the end of this month if salaries are not honoured come pay day.

Ginnelly has suggested that the club can fulfil their fixtures this season if ten investors, who are willing to stump up £10,000 each, step forward with the intention of contributing the same amount during the next campaign.

It is hoped, meanwhile, that funds will be raised from an Open Trial day on March 5, with players invited to showcase their talents in the hope of then winning a contract at the sixth-tier club.

Trial places are limited to 50 and each hopeful will need to pay £50 to participate, with the best XI on the day then playing against the first team that night.

Unsurprisingly, such turmoil has manifested itself on the playing field, where Nuneaton have only tasted victory once in their last 21 matches and taken just two points from a possible 30.

That sorry run of form has left Boro 17 points from safety and nine adrift at the bottom, with their win tally (three), number of defeats (20), goals-for (28) and goals-against (68) representing the worst records in the division.

A haul of ten away points is also the lowest in National League North, although two of their three wins have come on their travels at Darlington (2-1) and Curzon Ashton (1-0) and Ginnelly’s men have shared the spoils during their last two fixtures on the road at Hereford (2-2) and Southport (1-1).

Nicky Eaden starting the campaign in charge before being replaced by his assistant Lee Fowler.

The latter lasted just two games, though, as Ginnelly was given the reins in December after nine years as boss of Barwell in the Northern and Southern Premier Leagues.

Ginnelly won his first match –at Darlington – but is still waiting for a second victory ten games on.

From the team that started October’s 2-2 home draw with City, Nuneaton fielded just three players – keeper Cam Belford, former Bootham Crescent right-back Curtis Obeng and Mike Calveley - during last weekend’s 2-0 home defeat to Spennymoor.

On-loan Port Vale striker Dior Angus netted both goals against the Minstermen in that last meeting but, after nine goals in 21 appearances, he moved to National League Barrow on the same temporary basis in mid-January, where he has scored once in four outings.

With Angus gone, Ryan Edmunds – a November recruit from Coleshill Town – is Nuneaton’s second-highest marksman on four goals.

Obeng has been one of the few mainstays in the side this term, racking up 30 appearances, but fellow defender Jack Blackham continues to be sidelined with cruciate ligament damage.