Skip to main content Skip to site footer
League Two

Nigel Worthington proud of York City run

31 March 2014

York City manager Nigel Worthington praised his players as they stretched their unbeaten run to 11 games following a 0-0 draw with play-off rivals Burton Albion.

The Minstermen had limited chances throughout the 90 minutes with Michael Coulson going closest to breaking the deadlock in the seventh minute as Lee Bell blocked his goal-bound effort.

Despite gaining a point, Worthington's side have slipped out of the Sky Bet League 2 Play-Offs but he believes the draw has shown how far his side have progressed in recent months.

"I'm delighted with the point, it was a good honest game and neither side wanted to give anything," he said.

"We've managed to get a clean sheet again and there were a few half chances in the game. The work rate from the players was phenomenal, we've got to keep going over the next six games to see where it gets us.

"Burton were up towards the top of the league last season and they are there once again this campaign. To compete like that against them twice this season is a little marker for how far we've come in a short space of time.

"I would have loved three points and we set our stall out from the start by starting Ryan Brobbel. Credit to Burton as they didn't want to give anything either as they're fighting for a play-off place."

Burton manager Gary Rowett felt his side were unlucky not to leave Bootham Crescent with all three points.

The Brewers had the better chances throughout the game with Billy Kee striking against the bar and Matt Palmer having his effort stopped on the line by goalkeeper Nick Pope.

Rowett believes his side shaded the match and was happy to leave with a point against a York team who had won their previous six games.

He said: "It is a good point away from home, particularly considering the way we played. If you look at the chances created then I think we created a lot more than they did today. We were in control of the game and it's just that finish we lacked.

"I was really pleased with what we did; the work we did across the whole of the 90 minutes was pleasing. Overall I'm very pleased; they are a team who have won eight out of their last 10 games and I think we dominated the best part of the game.

"We were never going to sit back, we've not played a game where we set out to defend. We had most of the ball and had most of the attack. It is just that certain games dictate certain things and we decided to play the way we did."

Advertisement block