AKIL WRIGHT is hopeful that York City can give the club's expected booster home crowd "something to cheer about" on Wednesday night.

York begin their Vanarama National League North play-off campaign with an eliminator match against Chorley on Wednesday (7.45pm).

City trailed the Lancashire club for much of the season but were able to capitalise on their opponents' last-day defeat at Spennymoor Town to ensure the match would be played at the LNER Community Stadium.

The play-off match is arguably the most important fixture yet to be held at the Monks Cross ground, following the club's move from Bootham Crescent last year.

As a result, a larger-than-average crowd is expected, potentially surpassing the record 4,512 seen in December, coincidentally against Chorley.

“We can’t wait, we’re really looking forward to it," said midfielder Wright.

"Hopefully it’s good end to the season for us.

“We knew that coming into the Telford game, we wanted to get that home tie, which we’ve now done.

“We’re at home, hopefully there will be a good turnout and we can give the fans something to enjoy.

“The fans have been behind us all season through the ups and downs.

"Now we’ve got that home play-off tie, hopefully we can give them something to cheer about.”

Wright scored York's only goal in Saturday's 1-1 draw at AFC Telford United, which saw City leapfrog Chorley into fifth.

The holding midfielder's long-range distance was "by far" the best goal of his York career, he admitted, before adding: "I wouldn’t say it was ‘hit and hope’ but I got it on target and thankfully it has gone in.”

York head into the play-offs on a good run of form, having lost just once in their last eight fixtures.

While the most recent draw at Telford may have seemed like a disappointing result on paper, in the end, the point suited both sides, with City securing fifth and their opponents surviving the threat of relegation.

“We started to get updates around the 85th-minute mark, so we knew that Chorley were losing and we were fifth", Wright revealed.

“They were buzzing because they were safe so it was a good day for both.”