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York City: The Factfile

28 March 2014

the lowdown on the Minstermen

LAST RESULT: York City 1-0 Torquay United, Sky Bet League 2, Tuesday 25th March

FORM (LAST TEN GAMES): Won: 8, Drawn: 2, Lost: 0

York City have come from mid-table obscurity to looking a good bet for the play-offs following a blistering run of form.

Having been 14 points off seventh place at the end of January, eight wins from ten has propelled them into seventh place as they increase the pressure on the leading pack.

A vastly experienced manager, Northern Irish boss Nigel Worthington is leading the York City charge for prootion after taking over a year ago.

As a player, Worthington played for Ballymena United, Notts County, Leeds United, Stoke City and Blackpool before retiring in 1998, having been player-manager with Blackpool from 1997.

A defender, Worthington spent ten years at Sheffield Wednesday, making 338 appearances before moving to Leeds in 1994.

After leaving his role as Blackpool manager in 1999, Worthington spnt six years as Norwich City manager. His first full season ended with defeat to Birmingham City in the First Division play-off final in 2002. 

The Canaries were promoted under Worthington's leadership in 2004 with 94 points, but were relegated on the final day of the 2004-05 season after defeat to Fulham.

Worthington kept Leicester in the Championship in 2007 after a brief caretaker spell, and was named Northern Ireland manager in 2007. Having failed to qualify for the World Cup and European Championships, Worthington stepped down in 2011, before taking over at York City in March 2013.

York City wins: 5
Draws: 4
Burton Albion wins: 7

Saturday 14th December 2013, Sky Bet League 2, Pirelli Stadium
Burton 1-1 York City

The Brewers extended their unbeaten run to five with a 1-1 draw at home to York City.

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff inadvertently put the Minstermen in front just after the hour with an own goal, but Billy Kee spared his blushes with an equaliser eight minutes later.

Wes Fletcher has scored 13 goals for York in what has been a breakthrough season for the 23 year-old.

After playing for Manchester United, Liverpool and Burnley before signing his first professional contract with the Clarets, Fletcher made two substitute appearances for Burnley.

In his time with the club, he was sent on loan to Grimsby Town, Stockport County, Accrington Stanley, Crewe Alexandra and Yeovil Town, although he struggled to make an impression with those clubs.

Since moving to Bootham Crescent in the summer however, Fletcher has been a revelation and has been a key player as they look to make a late burst for the play-offs.

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