Oxford City vs York City preview: Team news, Form Guide, Odds

Back-to-back postponed matches against Dorking Wanderers and then AFC Fylde means that Neal Ardley’s side haven’t played in over two weeks, with the York manager pleased with the time he’s been able to utilise on the training pitch.

A clash with second-bottom Oxford City awaits the Minstermen, with the home side suffering six defeats in their last seven matches.

KICK OFF: Tuesday, January 23 (7.45pm)

VENUE: The RAW Charging Stadium

Predicted line-ups:

York City (5-3-2): Sykes-Kenworthy; Fallowfield, Howe, Smith, Crookes, Latty-Fairweather; Woodyard, Burgess, Chadwick, Akinyemi, Davies

Team news: Ardley’s selection may have changed due to a personal issue within the group, but he still has an almost entirely fit squad to choose from.

York continue to be without Dan Batty, who is now back involved in non-contact training and is estimated to return in mid-February, whilst Callum Harriott remains absent due to his grade two hamstring injury.

Cedric Main and Finlay Barnes could be in line for their returns to the squad after completing loan spells with Blyth Spartans and Scarborough Athletic in the Vanarama National League North.

Leading scorer: Dipo Akinyemi (9)

League position: 18th

Manager: Neal Ardley

Last five: Draw – Boreham Wood (A) 1-1, Win – Gateshead (H) 2-0, Draw – Gateshead (A) 1-1, Draw – Ebbsfleet United (H) 1-1, Draw – Rochdale (A) 0-0

Oxford City (5-3-2): Brzozowski; Bushell-Williams, Carroll, Roddy, Toure, Lumeka; Fleet, Coyle, Kirby; Smith, Parker

Team news: Oxford have recently lost star players Jack Bycroft and Olly Sanderson, who have both moved on to spells with EFL clubs.

Marcin Brzozowski and Aaron Williams-Bushell could come into the starting eleven to replace the outgoings, whilst Josh Ashby and Zac McEachran remain doubts through injuries.

Leading scorer: Josh Parker (9)

League position: 23rd

Manager: Ross Jenkins

Last five: Loss – Hartlepool United (A) 2-1, Loss – Dorking Wanderers (H) 1-2, Win – Dorking Wanderers (A) 0-2, Loss- Solihull Moors (H) 1-2, Loss – Boreham Wood (A) 2-1

Match Odds: Oxford City 23/10, Draw 27/10, York City 5/4

Previous meeting: A first goal from Will Davies alongside Tyler Cordner’s earlier incredible sixth- minute strike saw the Minstermen claim an important 2-0 victory on home soil.

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