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VIDEO: Steve Watson interview

By Ian Appleyard | 7th March 2019

Manager Steve Watson spoke to the official club website ahead of Saturday's Vanarama National League North game against Altrincham at Bootham Crescent (kick-off 3pm).

Watson has set a target of 'six or seven' wins from the club's remaining nine league games in order to achieve play-off qualification.

He has also billed Saturday's game against seventh-placed Altrincham as one of the 'season-defining' fixtures.

City are currently eight points adrift of the play-off zone in 11th spot after taking maximum points from their last four league games.

Watson said: "We have had four good results on the spin - and five out of six wins - but the teams that we are going to come up against in the next few weeks will really define what is going to happen for us. 

"I think we have got to play five or six teams ahead of us and we need to beat them. We need to start hurdling people now.

"We are probably looking at having to win six, maybe seven, out of nine games which is a really tough ask but massively do-able!

"You only have to look at what happened last night in Paris (Manchester United's victory in the Champions League) to see what can happen," he added. "You can upset the odds and that has got to be our thought process.

"We have to be bold, we have to be brave, and we have got to take teams on - because wins are what we need. Even draws are no good.

"All the games we have got left - because we have given ourselves a fighting chance - they all become huge. Every game we win, we are hopefully bridging that gap and, until it is mathematically impossible, they will all be huge."

Watch the full interview with Steve Watson by clicking the link below:

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