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Mills relishing Valiants clash

Gary Mills said his players have no fears about heading to Port Vale on Saturday in search of their first win in six matches.

The Minstermen have performed better on the road since winning promotion to League two last May, with three wins, four draws and just one defeat and Mills is eagerly awaiting the challenge.

"It's another test for us, but it's a test we're going to relish, to enjoy and one we know we can come through and win if we play how we have been doing," said Mills. "I say again it's about putting the ball in the back of the net. We cannot keep creating as many chances as are without hitting the target. If the keeper saves it, he saves it, but we've got to start hitting the target more.

"But we're looking forward to it. It certainly doesn't daunt us going to Port Vale. We've had a couple of days' rest and have worked hard in training and we're ready for the challenge."

When asked if he was glad his side were playing away, Mills said: "We're probably not performing as well at home as we do away. That tends to happen and I'm not the only manager sitting here saying his side are doing better away from home, maybe relax a little bit more, not so much pressure to perform and produce the goods in front of your own fans.

"I think it's sad when it comes to that because we're all in this together and I think everybody has got to play their part and when we play at home it's got to be a fortress."