Date: 18th January 2011 at 9:33am
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Leon Constantine is pressing for regular inclusion in the York City side after scoring his sixth goal in just seven starts at the weekend.

“We are getting to know each other more now as player and manager, and he`s a cracking lad” – Gary Mills

The former Leeds United marksman followed up his decisive strike at home to Grimsby Town earlier in the week by claiming an equaliser in the 2-1 victory at Histon. Former Mariners winger Peter Till then grabbed a late winner for the visitors.

Constantine, 32, had actually been preferred to leading goalscorer Michael Rankine, who was available again after missing out against Grimsby through injury. However, Rankine later came on at Histon to help turn around the contest.

And manager Gary Mills was full of praise for the contributions of both players and Constantine in particular.

“He was superb on Tuesday and every time he plays for me he scores a goal,” he told The Press. “He holds the ball up well and is a striker scoring goals – when you have them, it`s hard to leave them out and he got me another goal. We are getting to know each other more now as player and manager, and he`s a cracking lad.

“Ranks was also a big handful for them when he came on. He made a big difference and battled well.”

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