Morecambe v Northampton preview
Liverpool trialist Daniel Carr featured for the club’s under 21s
in their draw with West Ham on Monday.
Dulwich Hamlet striker Carr was taken on trial by Liverpool last
week after catching the eye for the Ryman League Division One South
The former Reading youngster has scored 23 goals in 23
appearances this season for Dulwich Hamlet and a number of Premier
League and Championship clubs have been tracking Carr.
Carr played an hour of Liverpool’s 3-3 draw with West Ham in
front of the onlooking Brendan Rodgers.
Liverpool are expected to keep tabs on Carr as they weigh up
making a move for the 18-year-old.
New loan signing Arron Jameson is hoping to make his York debut
in goal in boss Nigel Worthington’s first home game in charge.
Jameson, 23, was Worthington’s first signing last week when he
arrived on an emergency loan from Sheffield Wednesday and was an
unused substitute in the weekend defeat at AFC Wimbledon.
Michael Ingham has been the Minstermen’s regular number one this
season and started on Saturday, but was overlooked by Worthington
when he was manager of Northern Ireland.
Defender Lanre Oyebanjo is expected to return to the squad after
missing out at Wimbledon due to a calf problem.
Worthington, who has no new injury or suspension problems,
hinted he could switch formation after employing a 4-5-1 line-up at
Striker Michael Rankine, midfielder Paddy McLaughlin and
defender Jamal Fyfield were all recalled to the starting line-up by
Worthington in his first game in charge and will be hoping to
Forwards Jason Walker and Alex Rodman are pushing for recalls
after making way on Saturday as the club chase their first win in
Terry Gornell is an injury doubt for visitors after suffering a
groin injury during the opening stages of Saturday’s 4-1 win over
Wycombe at Spotland.
George Donnelly came on in his place and is well positioned to
start in attack against the Minstermen having bagged a second-half
brace at the weekend – the former Macclesfield striker’s first
goals since October.
Peter Cavanagh was an unused substitute versus Wanderers
following a month on the sidelines with a calf problem and will
hope for a midweek return to action.
Victory last time out came on the back of consecutive 3-0
defeats and was only Dale’s second league triumph of 2013.
Reece Gray (broken leg) remains a long-term absentee.
Barry Roche must serve a one-match ban when the hosts look to
return to winning ways in midweek.
The Shrimps’ recent impressive form was checked when struggling
Barnet ran out 4-1 winners at Underhill on Saturday.
Goalkeeper Roche was sent off for a professional foul on Luke
Gambin before Daniel Lopez dispatched his second goal of the game
to make it 3-1 from 1-0 down.
Andreas Arestidou is once again set to deputise for Roche, as he
did earlier in the season when his team-mate was struck down by
Andy Parrish remained out with the thigh injury that has
sidelined him in recent weeks and the defender will be assessed
once more ahead of the Cobllers’ visit.
The visitors have no new worries for Tuesday’s match.
Leading scorer Adebayo Akinfenwa was rested against Aldershot on
Saturday, withdrawn from the starting line-up due to a minor hip
problem that has hampered him recently.
The 17-goal striker was on the bench for the 2-0 home win,
coming on as a substitute midway through the second half.
Northampton boss Aidy Boothroyd will decide on what the best
course of action is regarding Akinfenwa for the game at the Globe
Chris Hackett is another important player who has been rested
recently, but the midfielder marked his return to the starting XI
with the opening goal against the Shots.
As well as Akinfenwa, Boothroyd has fellow forward Jake
Robinson, midfielder Luke Guttridge and defenders John Johnson and
Lee Collins available should he wish to make any changes to his