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

at centre-back.

Midfielder Andy Fleming is on a rich vein of form having

followed up his winning goal at Blackpool with a first-half brace

on Saturday.

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.