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Moke eyeing fourth trophy with York

By Dan Simmonite | 21st July 2020

Adriano Moke is relishing the chance of a fourth trophy with the Minstermen as the club starts their play-off journey against Altrincham on Saturday. 

The midfield mainstay has been back in training with his teammates at Wigginton Road and is counting down the days until gracing the Bootham Crescent pitch again. 

He said: “With everything that has been happening it feels good to be back and doing what we love. 

“Everyone has come back fit and come Saturday we are dying to go and are going to give it all we’ve got.” 

With the cup defeats still fresh in his mind from earlier in the season, Moke is looking to make amends and restart the season the way they opened it – with a 3-1 win in Altrincham’s back yard. 

He added: “Altrincham are a good side, have always been and good side and gave us problems this year. Now it’s time to give them problems and we’ve got to be on our A-game. 

“It’s a case of revenge and we are going to play our game how we have been all season. On our day no one can stand in the way of us. 

“This league is tough and all the teams that we play are tough, not just Altrincham, but we have to focus on them and go from there.” 

Moke has featured heavily in Steve Watson’s side this season, appearing 37 times throughout the campaign and starting every game of the 18-match unbeaten run at the start of the season. But he insists his place is not set in stone. 

He added: “Competition is always good, and you’ve got good players you are competing with and if you don’t do your job then those players are there. That’s in every position; defense, midfield, strikers. 

“But if I get picked or anyone else gets picked it’s a team game so you want your teammates to do well.” 

Another promotion would be a fitting way to end Moke’s fifth season in York colors and would add his already impressive career accolades. 

Speaking on the club’s chances, he said: “Play-offs are nerve-racking but it’s the same feeling as when I was here before with York. We have just got to work hard and we will get the reward at the end. 

“It would be a fantastic feeling. I was talking to my friends about it and they said I’ve been at York for years now and both times I’ve been here I’ve won something. 

“I’ve got three trophies but to win this one would mean everything to me and show I’ve done alright for myself. I want to win it. I want another medal and play-off promotion on my CV and not just me but the fans, staff, and my teammates. 

“It could be everyone’s last game for York City and that’s how we will have to think going into it.” 

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