Nigel Worthington has spoken for the first time since his appointment as manager of York City.
The former Northern Ireland boss has been brought in as a replacement for Gary Mills, who was sacked after the club's 2-0 defeat to Bradford City on Saturday.
Worthington said he was ready for the challenge of keeping the Minstermen in League Two.
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