Wilcox ready to drive York upwards

15 October 2014 10:07:22 EST

Russ Wilcox has backed himself to bring success to his new club, having succeeded Nigel Worthington as manager of League Two York City.

Wilcox takes on a side currently down in 22nd place in the table, having won just one of their opening 12 league games this season.

I feel I have the experience to help York City achieve success in League Two.

Russ Wilcox

However, Wilcox is upbeat about the future prospects at Bootham Crescent and is adamant that he has what it takes to change the team's fortunes for the better.

He told his new club’s official website: "I am delighted to be the new manager of York City and I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead of me.

"The club has great potential with a new stadium on the horizon and I feel I have the experience to help York City achieve success in League Two."

Wilcox enjoyed a stellar start to his head coaching career by leading Scunthorpe United on a 28-match unbeaten run which saw them gain promotion to League One last season.

His first game in charge of York comes on Saturday at home to Shrewsbury Town, with City 1/1 to win the game - with the draw 1/1 and a Town victory 1/1.

The Minstermen are the second of the League Two strugglers to make a managerial change this week, with rock-bottom Tranmere Rovers having axed Rob Edwards after just five months in charge.

Meanwhile, Mark Robins has taken up the reins at League One Scunthorpe following the exit of Wilcox.

Looking for more from bet365? Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or +1 us on Google+ for fun competitions, special offers & much more!

Don't forget, all of the fantastic markets we have to offer, including In-Play betting, can be accessed on mobile or tablet with bet365 On The Move.

View all Soccer betting