PREVIEW: League favourites position challenging test to battered Bradford
Another 10-day break followed Avenue’s 3-1 defeat to Chester in the Buildbase FA Prize. Previous to the cup video game was a disappointing home loss by the same scoreline against Leamington.
So, with Curzon Ashton sandwiched between both York clashes, I make sure Mark Bower would love to get back to winning methods quicker instead of later on.
City came down with a shock result themselves in the prize, heading out on penalties to Step 3 side Ashton United.
Although in the league they have been callous so far albeit after just playing 9 games. Aside from slipping up at Leamington last month, Steve Watson’s men are unbeaten.
Four players sign up with the long-term injured Mitch Lund and Oli Johnson on the sidelines. Skipper Luca Havern and Jordan Windass will absolutely be out, while Adam Nowakowski and Isaac Marriott are 50-50.
Ryan Toulson and Jake Hibbs are likewise currently serving restrictions for sending offs, implying Bradford practically have 11 first teamers readily available.
Omar Sanyang was cup-tied in the trophy so must return. Will Longbottom signed previously in the week and is most likely to begin on the bench.
GK Dan Atkinson, RB Matty Downing, CB Mark Ross, CB Luke Lyons, POUND Harry Boyes, CM Adam Nowakowski, CM Regan Booty, CM Nicky Clee (C), RW Omar Sanyang, ST Lewis Knight, LW Brad Dockerty.
Subs: Will Huffer, Jacob Fawcett, Tabish Hussain, Jamie Lyons, Will Longbottom.
GK Peter Jameson, RB Robbie Tinkler, CB Kieran Kennedy, CB Matthew Brown, POUND Sean Newton, RM Paddy McLaughlin, CM Akil Wright, CM Michael Woods, LM Oliver Dyson, ST Jack Redshaw, ST Jake Cassidy.
Subs: Harry Flatters, Owen Gamble, Harry Spratt, Reon Potts, Rob Guilfoyle.
Fight to enjoy: Knight v Newton
Knight’s last-minute alleviation was the only genuine favorable to be taken from that miserable showing at the Deva. It boasts the striker’s tally approximately 8 for the season, already 3 more than last term.
If his group are going to have any opportunity of stunning the odds they require their main male to remain in red hot form.
A large percentage of the Minstermen’s goals in 2020-21 have originated from a surprise prospect. Left back Newton is their leading scorer with 5 to his name.
Defensively the captain has actually also been strong, including in a back four who has actually yielded the joint-second least quantity of objectives (eight).
Head to head
The pair have been playing each over for 70 years now and it’s York who hold the better record (22-14). In more current times, Park Avenue have actually struggled too, taking the 3 points when in 6 meetings.
In the matches at the same time in 2015, the former Football League giants grabbed 2 wins.
Kieran Green and Jordan Burrow each scored at Horsfall, and Liam Hughes’ stoppage time objective didn’t matter in the reverse fixture as Burrow and ex-Avenue guy Macaulay Langstaff had already netted earlier.