IT is down to York City players to give fans happy memories tonight at Bootham Crescent, believes Micky Cummins, on what could be a significant occasion.

The Minstermen welcome Hereford this evening (7.45pm) for potentially the last night league game at their home of 88 years as the move to the LNER Community Stadium sits on the horizon.

City still have a North Riding County FA Senior Cup quarter-final scheduled for an evening kick off on March 18 but - barring postponements or involvement in the National League North play-offs - this is the final evening league game in the fixture list.

For fans, it will be a sentimental day when the move from Bootham Crescent happens, as it will for Cummins and manager Steve Watson, the assistant added.

Cummins said: "Hopefully it won't be as windy as the other day. The fans stuck by us and were fantastic throughout. Again, you'll be getting numbers through the gate.

"I'm sure it's quite emotional and nostalgic for a few of them - as it is for us, and we've only been here a year. It is a special place.

"It's an opportunity to say farewell possibly and get some memories to cherish.

"It's business for us and we've got to go out and put on a show to give them them happy memories."

On Saturday, York needed a late Jordan Burrow goal to earn them a flat 1-1 draw at home to Curzon Ashton. A win would have taken York five points clear at the top of the table as King's Lynn Town suffered yet another postponed fixture. Second-placed King's Lynn are slated to head to Leamington tonight with a gap of three points to bridge to leaders York.

The quick turnaround between the weekend and tonight does not bother Cummins.

"At the time the Hereford game was called off, we said it would be two home games on the bounce, an opportunity to get points on the board and to put pressure on our opposition," he said.

"The fact there have been a few games called off, we saw that as an opportunity to put more of a gap between us but it wasn't to be.

"We need to make sure we get a positive result."

On what York are looking for against the Bulls, he added: "We need to be more ruthless in the final third.

"They were windy conditions and we overhit crosses or didn't get men on the end of crosses.

"Just confidence and being relentless in the final third, stuff we've been working on in training.

"They defended well and they got men behind the ball but we need to move the ball quicker, move them out of position and get into pockets.

"Had we scored early doors, they would have had to come out and give us a game.

"They came with a game plan, stuck to it and frustrated us.

"We'll go again and prepare for Tuesday.

"We'll take things on board from the Curzon game. We've got to go out all-guns-blazing, on the front foot, and relentless and ruthless in the final third."

Hereford are 17th in the table with just one league win to their name since the start of October. In his four games since taking charge, interim manager Josh Gowling has overseen two 2-2 draws and two 2-0 defeats, the most recent coming on Saturday at home to Altrincham.

"We had them watched a couple of weeks ago" Cummins said. "They had nine changes from when we played them earlier in the season, and on Saturday they had five changes from then.

"They're trying to find a form. They're chopping and changing. The new manager is trying to put a marker down.

"It's difficult to do midway through the season when you're struggling.

"We have got to take advantage of that, go with that positive mindset and catch them cold early doors, try and finish the game off early."