York City skipper Sean Newton is determined to make amends for three frustrating seasons by bidding farewell to Bootham Crescent with a promotion.

The Minstermen will relocate to Monks Cross in the summer of 2019 and, while Newton is painfully aware that securing a place in the National League would not be cause for celebration at any other point in the club’s history, he wants the famous 86-year-old stadium to receive a fitting send-off. City’s lingering outsiders’ chance of making this term’s play-offs are likely to be extinguished this week should Spennymoor defeat either Telford or bottom-of-the-table North Ferriby.

Newton, therefore, is already plotting a much-improved tilt at National League North success next term.

“It would be nice to finish off at Bootham Crescent with a promotion, especially after the last few years,” Newton pointed out. “It wouldn’t be from the league the fans would want, but it would give them a good goodbye to a ground they have loved for years.

“The fans have had three frustrating seasons now, so I can honestly understand why they have abused in some games this season, because we’ve deserved it.”

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