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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

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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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Pyroamnesty at Bootham Crescent

*North Yorkshire Police's Football Liaison Officers are holding a Pyrotechnics Amnesty at Bootham Crescent today. *

The initiative is being held with the support of York City Football Club to raise awareness of the dangers and the law around flares and smoke grenades which many people believe are harmless. **

A red bin will be placed outside the ground where fans can drop off any flares or smoke grenades ahead of today's pre-season friendly against Sheffield Wednesday.**

Worthington's Minstermen in 'good spirits' before play-off

York City are also in play-off action at home to Fleetwood Town in the first leg of their League Two semi-final.

It has been an extraordinary season for the Nigel Worthington's Minstermen. At the turn of the year they were 22nd in the League, just above the relegation zone.

But victory against tomorrow's opponents at the beginning of February was the start of a club record run of 17 games without defeat - form that took them into the final play-off place.

John Shires has been speaking to York boss Nigel Worthington:

Volunteers to help jog memories at York City game

Volunteers from the charity 'Missing People' will be appealing for information about Megan Roberts at York City's home match on Saturday.

Megan has been missing for two weeks

They will be asking fans at Bootham Crescent if they saw the 20-year-old university student on the night she disappeared a fortnight ago after partying with friends.

It is believed she may have drowned after falling into the River Ouse, near Lendal Bridge, but despite extensive searches, her body has not been found.

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