Date: 21st December 2017 at 7:22pm
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Former York City captain Steve Tutill has urged supporters to stick together and maintain their incredible loyalty to the club, while also giving his firm backing to current manager Martin Gray.

York-born Tutill made 366 senior appearances in more than a decade with the Minstermen, including famously skippering them to a glorious League Cup triumph against Manchester United in 1995.

Four years earlier he’d been crowned as ‘Clubman of the Year’, while there were later stays for the one-time England Schoolboys centre-back at both Darlington and Chesterfield.

The 48-year-old was still expected to be making the half-time draw at this weekend’s home fixture with Blyth Spartans despite recently being injured in a road accident.

“I will be there and even doing the draw at half-time all being well,” he wrote on social media site Facebook. “I had a serious car accident on Friday morning and I’m feeling very sore afterwards.

“Of late it has been very poor [at York], however Rome was not built in a day,” Tutill continued. “It will take time, two maybe three seasons. It might not be what you all want to hear.

“Martin Gray is the right man I believe to take the team forward on the pitch. There hasn’t been a great deal to shout about recently. I love the club and hate to see how far they have dropped.

“For most teams coming to YCFC, it’s like playing at Wembley; similar to York playing Man Utd at Old Trafford. It’s not as easy as it may appear.

“I don’t pay week-in week-out to watch YCFC play but admire so much those of you who do,” he added. “You are what makes the club. Try and keep the faith and stick together. Without the good loyal support you all give there would be no club.

“I will be there Saturday to see City win all three points. Hope you all get the result you want and deserve.”

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