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Mark Robbins and Russ Wilcox on kicking off as new managers

Both Mark Robins and Russ Wilcox take charge of their new teams for the first time tomorrow afternoon.

Robins, who was appointed Scunthorpe's new manager on Monday, will be hoping for a good start when the Iron welcome Colchester.

Scunthorpe's former boss Russ Wilcox kicks off his York City reign with the visit of Shrewsbury


York City unveil new manager

York City have just announced Russ Wilcox as their new manager.

Russ Wilcox left Scunthorpe last week after a poor start to the season Credit: Press Association

The former Scunthorpe United boss successfully guided his old club to promotion to League one at the end of last season. He takes over from Nigel Worthington following his resignation.

Twitter reacts to Nigel Worthington's resignation

After news today that York City's manager Nigel Worthington has resigned, the club, fans and commentators react:

Nigel Worthington resigns as York FC manager

Nigel Worthington has resigned as manager of York City following Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Newport County.

Nigel Worthington resigns as York FC manager Credit: Press Association

The result leaves the Minstermen 22nd in League 2, level on points with Oxford, who currently occupy one of the two relegation places.

The 52-year old joined York in March 2013, guiding the club to safety in his first season in charge. Last year he led the club to the League 2 playoffs, where they were beaten 1-0 over two legs by Fleetwood.

"After Saturday's result and in the best interests of York City, I have made the difficult decision to leave the club with immediate effect.I feel the timing of my departure will give the players ample number of games to gain the points needed to ensure York City finishes in a good position in League Two by the end of the season.

In recent weeks, performances have not been up to my high standards and I take full responsibility for this as manager.

It has been an absolute pleasure and honour to have been manager of York City and I very much wish the club every success for the future."

– Nigel Worthington

York City's Board of Directors released a statement via Twitter, saying that Nigel Worthington's decision to resign was in "the best interests of York City Football Club."

"It is with great sadness that Nigel Worthington has decided to leave the club.

He has been a pleasure to work with and we could not have asked for a more professional and hard working manager. We will always be grateful to him for the huge contribution he made in maintaining our Football League status and for the great times we had reaching the play-offs last season.

We now must focus on the appointment of a new manager and ensuring we secure the services of the right person to take York City Football Club forward."

– York City Board of Directors


Stadium move on the cards for struggling York

York City have so far failed to set the world on fire in League two with seven draws to their name.

Despite the on field fortunes, the city's council has loaned £4 million towards building a new stadium, which would mean a move out of Bootham Crescent, their home for the last 82 years.

Today they travel to Newport where a victory could bring them level on points with their hosts.

Phil Roscoe reports:

Amnesty on flares and smoke grenades at York City

An amnesty on flares and smoke grenades has been held by police at a pre-season football match in York today.

A red bin was placed outside Bootham Crescent ahead of York City's friendly with Sheffield Wednesday. Police want to encourage fans to drop off any flares or smoke grenades which can be dangerous and are illegal to set off in football grounds and other public places.

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