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Bootham Crescent 22nd December 2012 - Kick off 15:00

York City York City vs Gillingham Gillingham

Postponed - due to waterlogged pitch

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Last Updated: 21/12/12 1:20pm

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McLaughlin: Rated doubtful

McLaughlin: Rated doubtful

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

York midfielder Patrick McLaughlin faces a fight to be fit in time for the clash with the league leaders.

The 21-year-old former Newcastle trainee was stretchered off during the emphatic 4-1 victory over Bristol Rovers last weekend with a bruised lung and kidney after a heavy collision, and he is a big doubt for the visit of Martin Allen's men.

Boss Gary Mills could also be without Chris Doig (ankle) and Ashley Chambers (groin) who was so influential during Saturday's victory. If the duo fail to make it then the likes of Alex Rodman, Tom Allan, Jon Challinor and David McGurk could all come into contention.

Striker Michael Coulson (knee) is out for the rest of the season while Oli Johnson will not play again this year after going under the knife to repair a groin problem.

Gillingham boss Martin Allen has a fully-fit squad at his disposal.

Midfielder Chris Whelpdale and defender Connor Essam have both been declared fit while defender Tom Flanagan has returned to MK Dons due to his broken metatarsal.

Whelpdale has missed the last two games after suffering a groin injury while Essam has been struggling with a thigh injury.

But the Gills will have to watch their discipline as Matt Fish, Joe Martin, Lewis Montrose, Jack Payne, Charlie Allen and Charlie Lee are all just one booking away from an automatic one-match ban.

The League Two leaders have lost just one of their last eight fixtures and are currently five points ahead of second-placed Port Vale.

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Table

Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 18 35
2 Burton Albion 18 35
3 Luton Town 18 34
4 Shrewsbury Town 18 33
5 Southend United 18 31
6 Plymouth Argyle 18 30
7 Bury 18 30
8 Newport County AFC 18 28
9 Exeter City 18 27
10 Portsmouth 18 26
11 Morecambe 18 26
12 Accrington Stanley 18 26
13 Cambridge United 18 24
14 Northampton Town 18 24
15 Stevenage 18 24
16 AFC Wimbledon 18 24
17 Mansfield Town 18 22
18 Cheltenham Town 18 22
19 Oxford United 18 20
20 York City 18 18
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 18 18
22 Carlisle United 18 18
23 Tranmere Rovers 18 12
24 Hartlepool United 18 12