Woods calls for positive York City Knights performance

Dave Woods
Woods led York to promotion through the 2010 play-off Grand Final

York City Knights coach Dave Woods has called for his players to be positive in their final game of the season at Sheffield on Sunday.

The Knights could be relegated from the Championship even if they win depending on the result at rivals Hunslet.

Their fate will also depend on whether the Rugby Football League give Crusaders a place in the division.

Woods told BBC Radio York: "We've got to win and worry about us. We've got to win the game."

Hunslet lie eighth in the Championship, one place above York with a superior points difference while bottom side Dewsbury Rams are already relegated.

Welsh club Crusaders had until 1700 BST on Friday to submit their application to join the Championship following their withdrawal from Super League.

If the Rugby Football League accepts their application another club along with Dewsbury will be relegated. If they reject it only Dewsbury will go into Championship One.

Woods continued: "It is a funny way of looking at it but we've just got to go into the game positive.

"It's no good us worrying about Hunslet or whether they win. It's no good us worrying about whether they'll drop one team or two teams.

"At the end of the day if we don't win the game, no matter what else we think about it doesn't matter.

"We don't want the players worrying about the Hunslet score during the game or anything like that.

"We just need to worry about us and concentrate on us winning the game first and foremost.

"Then whatever happens after that, if they turn around and there is only one that goes down it doesn't matter anyway and we've done our part."