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Striker moving up the rankings

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Big centre-forward Michael Rankine is certain to start again this weekend after making his second 'debut' for the club in midweek.

"He said that he wished he'd never left here" - Gary Mills
The 28-year-old brought some welcome additional muscle to the side for the scoreless draw with high-flying Gillingham despite admitting he was still short of overall fitness.

Rankine left Bootham Crescent more than a year-and-a-half ago for Aldershot Town but has seen little competitive action this season at the Recreation Ground.

However, York boss Gary Mills believes that a return to his native Yorkshire can really help kick-start the career of the powerfully-built Doncaster-born striker.

"His downfall throughout his career has been that he has not worked hard enough to put in a shift every game," Mills told The Press. "I have brought him back on the proviso that he works like he did on Tuesday night in every game and he will play in every game then. The goals will also come if he does that and he will be doing a lot for the team.

"I think I am good for him - I really do - but he can't be putting 50 per cent effort into games and has got to be totally committed," he continued. "If he is then, who knows, that could keep him at York City. He's telling me that's what he wants and has said that he wished he'd never left here."

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Date:Friday February 15 2013

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