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

outfitthis season.

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

the weekend.

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

13 matches.

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

back problems.

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