Morecambe v York preview
Jim Bentley will assess striker Richard Brodie before Morecambe
look to continue their impressive start to the season.
On-loan Crawley man Brodie started Saturday’s 3-0 opening league
win over Exeter having started on the bench due to a calf problem
when the Shrimps shocked Blackpool in the Capital One Cup.
Brodie made way for Danny Carlton before the hour at St James’
Park but remains in contention to start against his former
Experienced defender Nick Fenton was also sidelined with a calf
complaint during pre-season and has been an unused substitute for
the first two games of the campaign with Chris McCready impressing
Midfielder Andy Fleming is on a rich vein of form having
followed up his winning goal at Blackpool with a first-half brace
York manager Gary Mills could be tempted to make changes after
his side marked their return to the Football League on Saturday
with a defeat to Wycombe.
The Minstermen, back in the league following an eight-year
absence, have no new injury or suspension problems, but Mills felt
his side leaked goals in the 3-1 home defeat to Wycombe far too
Defender Lanre Oyebanjo was restricted to a place on the
substitutes’ bench due to a thigh injury, but could return to
stiffen up the back four, while striker Jamie Reed is hoping to
shake off the hamstring strain that kept him out at the
Midfield trio Jon Challinor, Matty Blair and John McReady all
staked their claims for a place in Mills’ starting line-up
following their introduction in the second half against
Summer signings Lee Bullock, Jonathan Smith and Michael Coulson
all made their league debuts and are expected to retain their
places in the side.