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York City looking for progress following Russ Wilcox departure

26 October 2015

York City Chairman Jason McGill is hoping to progress up the Sky Bet League 2 table after relieving manager Russ Wilcox of his duties.

The Minstermen are without a win in nine games, leaving them 20th in the table and just three points above the relegation zone - a 3-1 reverse against AFC Wimbledon proved to be the final game of Wilcox's tenure.

Read more: Sky Bet League 2: Matchday 15 review

His assistant, John Schofield, has also left Bootham Crescent and McGill told the club's official website: "Due to the team only attaining 12 points so far this season, the Board felt they had to make a managerial change in order to give the club the best chance of necessary progress in the league.

"The Board of Directors would like to thank Russ for his hard work, commitment and endeavour during his time as York City manager.

"He has been a pleasure to work with and is an honourable, decent individual who has given his all to his role at the club.

"The Board would also like to thank John Schofield for his hard work and enthusiasm on the training ground. Like Russ, he has also shown a high level of commitment to the club during his time here.

"Everyone at York City Football Club wishes both Russ and John the very best for the future."

Richard Cresswell will step in as caretaker manager for the foreseeable future, and his first assignment comes at Crawley Town this coming Saturday.

Read more: yorkcityfootballclub.co.uk - Cresswell takes temporary charge

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