York City hope to follow Bristol Rovers example and bounce straight back | Jeremy Alexander

01 May 2016 09:00
Darrell Clarke’s Rovers fell out of the Football League two years ago, came back at the first attempt and are now flying high – that is the template for YorkBristol Rovers went beyond the call of duty at York. Darrell Clarke, their manager, warned them against underestimating City, whose relegation from League Two was confirmed the previous week. The fear was of dead men walking free from anxiety. By the end York were staggering. Rovers showed neither complacency nor compassion in a 4-1 victory Clarke called “outstanding”.Little good it did them immediately except to keep up the pressure on Accrington and Oxford in the second and third automatic promotion places, who both also won away. But it carries the tension and hope of avoiding the play-offs into the last game on Saturday. They have to win but, if they do, so must the others to stop them displacing one or other. Theirs is at home to Dagenham & Redbridge, the other relegated side. Related: League Two club Bristol Rovers taken over by Jordanian Al-Qadi family Related: York City appoint Jackie McNamara as manager after Russ Wilcox exit Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian