York travel to Sheffield tonight needing just a point to progress to the knockout stages of the Northern Rail Cup.
Player-coach Chris Thorman has been pleased by his side’s start to the season, which saw them win three games in eight days against Doncaster, Swinton and Gateshead.
Thorman said: “To win three out of three in a normal situation would be great, but to do it in eight days is a fair effort. I can’t stress enough how tough it is to play that amount of games in a short space of time.
“Friday is our fourth game in 13 days. It’s another tough ask and it will be our hardest game so far against a very good Sheffield side. This period going to tell me a lot about my squad, and so far they’ve passed most of the tests.”
Thorman added: “We need a bonus point to get through to the last eight.
“That’s not a bad focus to have. We need to get something from the game, and that’s good for us. We go into it knowing exactly what we need to do.”