York City boss Gary Mills says the FA Trophy final against Macclesfield Town is the perfect way to build towards their first season in the Vanarama National League North writes Tom Feaheny.
The Minstermen were relegated on the last day. They have since been boosted with the news that Jon Parkin and Sam Muggleton have signed new deals. Mills says he’s taking this game as their first match moving forward.
“We want to get in the right direction, we want to be positive, it will be a lovely day out, for us all including our fans after what happened in the league.
“I’m treating this game like next season, this game is crucial for us going forward. Ninety percent of the lads have told me they want to stay, those who I want next season will be in this match.”
Mills admitted to BBC Radio York that the last few weeks have tested himself and the squad.
“It’s been a difficult time. We had ten days off after the Forest Green game it was essential for us mentally. You find out about people during these times.
“It’s been a tough spell for me, I set myself a target to keep us up and I didn’t achieve it. I can’t feel sorry for myself, we just have to move forward.”
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