NEAL ARDLEY plans to make the LNER Community Stadium a fortress for York City, and hopes that can begin in tonight's match with Dorking Wanderers (7.45pm). 

York's home form this season is less than desired, with City managing just three victories in the Vanarama National League all campaign, and having the second worst home record in the entire division, accumulating just 16 points. 

Ardley hopes to rectify York's dismal home form ahead of three consecutive matches at the LNER Community Stadium, with the City boss hoping that the supporters can continue to excel from the stands.

“When you’re at home, supporters want to see you on the front foot," Ardley told the Press.

"They want to see you as the better team, to go and dominate and show us.

"Anxiety can creep in into the fans, as well as the players, and that’s something you have got to manage in your home games.

"Anxiety within the squad, because they’re at home and are expected to do well, and the supporters.

"Up until now they have been brilliant, in the second half at Maidenhead we were throwing everything at it and they were right behind us, there was no grumbling and they kept pushing us to the end.

"Tonight will be no different, they’re tense games against teams in that bottom half and the fans can help us when things aren’t going well.

"Like I said when I first arrived, enjoy us when we’re good and support us when we’re struggling.

"At the moment we are in a dogfight and we need support.

“I wouldn’t say that we’ve got scintillating home form, I think we’ve won about three at home.

"We haven’t lost loads, but I think we’ve only won three at home, it’s something we need to improve.

"The confidence we have got from knowing that we can go away from home and go on a bit of a run gives us the belief that we go and pick up points.

"At home it is a good place to try and do it, three on the trot is a good time to try and get at least one or two wins on the board at home.

"It won’t be for the won’t of trying, but there will be two teams out there."

Ardley also explained how City plot to contain a Dorking side that like to control possession, despite them visiting York on Tuesday, with the Minstermen boss considering how his side will send supporters home happy.

“We just take the opposition for what they are, I always praise the opposition because I know how tough it is for a manager.

"You’re never going to see a manager come out here and say that they are rubbish, Dorking are the sort of team that are down there but are very open and are very brave.

"Dorking in their last ten or so games, having looked at the stats, have dominated in about ten of them.

"We might have to go in there and think that they will be better with the ball, think about how we’re going to win the game. Fans will have their reservations

"It's like when we played Gateshead, but we’ve got to think about how we’re going to win this game."