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Bootham Crescent (ATT 3,477) 22nd September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Mathieson

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Last Updated: 21/09/12 11:15am

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Carlisle: Absent for Minstermen

Carlisle: Absent for Minstermen

Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between York City and Cheltenham Town at Bootham Crescent.

York will be without injured defender Clarke Carlisle.

The 32-year-old PFA chairman, a free summer signing after leaving Burnley at the end of last season, was carried off with an ankle injury during the first half of the midweek defeat at Burton and replaced by Chris Doig.

Doig is likely to step in on Saturday, while on-loan Leeds defender Charlie Taylor is pushing for a recall after being left out of the squad altogether on Tuesday night. Jamal Fyfield was recalled to the left-back slot.

Skipper Scott Kerr is edging closer to his first appearance since sustaining knee ligament damage in March, but remains three or four weeks away.

Manager Gary Mills has no other new injury or suspension problems and is not expected to make any unforced changes despite seeing his side slip to their first defeat in six league matches in midweek.

Cheltenham boss Mark Yates has a fully-fit squad to choose from.

Club captain Alan Bennett came through Tuesday night's win over Oxford unscathed following a recent calf injury and looks set to keep his place in defence.

Striker Kaid Mohamed is pushing for a start after coming on as a second-half substitute in the 2-1 victory in midweek.

Cheltenham have no new injury concerns and Yates is likely to make very few changes from the team that beat Oxford.

After a mixed start to their season, the Robins currently sit 10th in League Two, just two points above Saturday's opponents.

Town's only away win of the season came against Aldershot in August and Yates will be looking to add another to their tally in York.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 21 42
2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
3 Luton Town 21 40
4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
9 Bury 21 31
10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
15 AFC Wimbledon 21 27
16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13