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Mills Not Changing Approach For Second Leg

Posted: Thu 16 Mar 2017
Author: Henry Valantine

Gary Mills

Image by: Zoe Toone

Manager aims to play on his own terms at Sincil Bank...

GARY Mills is confident his York City side can go and play on the front foot against Lincoln City at Sincil Bank on Saturday, as both sides fight for a place at Wembley in the Buildbase FA Trophy final.

The Minstermen carry a 2-1 lead to Lincolnshire at the weekend courtesy of a second half fightback with Vadaine Oliver's header and Aidan Connolly's vital deflection overturning a 1-0 deficit at half-time through Lee Angol's penalty.

Mills could also be welcoming back Asa Hall and Dan Parslow from a sickness bug that kept them out of the first leg in midweek, with Yan Klukowski still an injury absentee for Saturday.

Looking back at two comebacks in as many games for the Minstermen, the City manager said: "It's great when that happens. We'd done it a few days before at Sutton, so to be 2-0 down (at Sutton) and then to be 1-0 down (against Lincoln), and to come out with a draw and a win in both of those games shows what we are about.

"I know what we're about, and to have some major players missing as well on Tuesday, all credit to the players.

"It's nice to have everyone available again, but even when everyone is available it's still a small squad. We all know how important Dan Parslow is to us, I think he's been outstanding since he's returned. 'Mr Consistent' everybody calls him, and I think he continues to do that, every game he plays the same.

"Asa (Hall) has been getting better game by game... it'll be nice to have everybody back and we go there with a stronger squad."

The Minstermen go in to Saturday's game unbeaten in five matches, with just two losses in their last 18, and Mills believes the current squad can cause problems for any team.

Having played National League-leading Lincoln twice in three weeks, with a draw and a win to boot, the City manager is keen to keep that run going against the Imps with a place at Wembley at stake.

"It's immaterial to me (what team Lincoln play), they've put two teams out against us in the last three weeks and they haven't beaten us in either of those occasions.

"We've got to make sure that it happens again, that we either get a draw or a win, and either way we get to Wembley if we get either of those results.

"If we can finish the job off at Lincoln on Saturday and get ourselves to Wembley, then it's a massive boost as we then go into the next 10 games. We've got a massive job to do, and if we can pull that off then we'll have a nice day out at Wembley to celebrate that, and we're working hard to achieve just that."