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Mills Wants Next Game To Come Quickly Following Defeat

Posted: Mon 17 Apr 2017
Author: Nathan Spafford

Gary Mills

Image by: Zoe Toone

Fight against relegation to go down to final day...

MANAGER Gary Mills insists his York City side cannot wait to return to the pitch against Woking on Saturday to avenge their disappointing 3-1 defeat at home to Wrexham on Easter Monday.

The loss against Mills’ former side ensured that City failed to move clear of the relegation zone and means the fight for National League survival will now go down to the final day of the season against Forest Green Rovers at Bootham Crescent.

However, the former Wrexham chief is adamant that his Minstermen side only have eyes on the Woking fixture as his City team look to move on swiftly.

“I don’t want to hark on about today too much,” Mills told Minstermen PlayerHD. “It’s about going forward and what we’ve done so far to get out of that bottom four.

“The players have been incredible for me and I want to look at it that way. I know people want to talk about today’s game, but we’ve got to move on now.

“It’s going to be a long week but when something happens like this, you want to put it right so let’s hope Saturday comes around very quickly. We’ve bounced back over the last few weeks and we’ll bounce back again.”

Briefly reflecting on the game, Mills admitted that the absence loanee defender Hamza Bencherif was detrimental to his side’s performance, it was an off day for most of his squad.

“When Wrexham scored, we never looked like going on and dominating the game again. We looked okay, not great, but okay up to the goal.

“Obviously, it lifted them and they went on scored a couple more goals and won the game, but all we can do is take it on the chin.

“It was a fair result. When they scored, it was a different game and it wasn’t a good performance by us. It’s a chance gone begging and we haven’t taken it but we have to move on.”
Looking towards the positives though, the manager also stated that the Club’s current position is one which they would have loved to be in just months ago with safety still very much in City’s hands.

“We’ve got ourselves into a good position and after Friday we went up a couple of positions. Today, we’ve gone back down some but what I want to look at is that if you had said in March that with two games to go, it’s in our hands, you’d have said no chance.

“That’s where we are and I want people to appreciate that it’s not about today. That’s not me being blasé because I know it’s a chance we haven’t taken but there’s no point in talking about that. We’ve got strength and we need to show that again at Woking.”