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York City boss Gary Mills confident of doing enough in FA Trophy semi-final second leg

GARY MILLS says he is confident his York City side can do enough in the FA Trophy semi-final second leg to make it to Wembley.

The Minstermen recovered from going a goal down in the fist half to Lincoln City in Tuesday night’s first leg at Bootham Crescent.

Second half goals from Vadaine Oliver and Aidan Connolly mean Mills’ men go to Sincil Bank on Saturday with a one goal advantage.

It was a big win for the Minstermen against a side that are top of the National League and coming off their historic run to the FA Cup quarter-finals.

While some might view the Trophy as a distraction, Mills has said he would love to get to Wembley in a competition he won with York back in 2011-12.

York head to Lincolnshire on Saturday knowing a draw will be enough to send them through to the final before they switch their focus back to securing their National League status.

“We didn’t want to go there 1-0 down or whatever, but we’re quite confident of winning all the games we play in and, if not, then drawing them,” boss Mills told the York Press.

“We don’t even think about losing and, as long as they don’t score more goals than us on Saturday, we’ll be going to Wembley, but we also know you’ve always got to work hard to get there.

“Our philosophy was a bit different when we were in this situation before and we don’t quite play the same good football, but the game is also about heart, desire and work-rate.

“I watched Brighton beat Derby the other day with incredible work-rate and that can win you football matches. It’s now got to win us a lot more.”

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