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Blair taking centre stage for City

4 October 2012

York striker Matty Blair could be handed an extended run in the side in his new central midfield role.

The 22-year-old, instrumental for the Minstermen as a striker last season, missed a large chunk of pre-season through injury. Manager Gary Mills started life back in the Football League by accommodating three forwards in his side - Michael Coulson, Jason Walker and Ashley Chambers.

However, Blair was recalled to the starting line-up in a new role in last weekend's win at Aldershot and kept there for the midweek defeat to Fleetwood. Mills told Press Association Sport: "Matty is a striker, but has used his attributes well in that new role."

Mills added: "Blair played in a central midfield role in a recent behind-closed-doors game against Doncaster and did really well there, I think he scored two goals. He's gone and scored the opening goal at Aldershot as well.

"He's been hungry to get back in and has done well there. We'll see how he gets on."

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