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Bootham Crescent (ATT 5,678) 2nd March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A D'Urso

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Last Updated: 01/03/13 4:08pm

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Matt Duke: In contention for Bantams

Matt Duke: In contention for Bantams

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between York City and Bradford City at Bootham Crescent.

York boss Gary Mills is expected to name an unchanged starting line-up.

Mills has no new injury or suspension worries as the Minstermen chase their first league win in 11 matches in front of an expected bumper crowd.

Matty Blair was switched from the wing to a more central midfield position in the midweek draw at Rotherham and rewarded his manager with his first goal since New Year's Day, so is likely to resume in that role.

Central defenders Chris Doig (ankle) and David McGurk (hamstring) both returned to training this week and could be included in the squad, while midfield pair John McReady and Lee Bullock are also hoping to be included.

But defender Jamal Fyfield is struggling with an ankle injury as Mills' side, four points above the bottom two, go in search of their first home win since a 3-0 success over Burton on New Year's Day.

Bradford goalkeeper Matt Duke will return to contention for the derby clash.

Duke missed the home draw with Dagenham in midweek as he served a one-game ban for his straight red card in Sunday's Capital One Cup final at Wembley.

Jon McLaughlin stepped in for Duke on Wednesday and manager Phil Parkinson must decide who to start with.

Parkinson has no new injury or suspension problems, but could be tempted to make several changes as his side chase only their second league win in seven matches.

Strikers James Hanson and Nahki Wells started on the substitutes' bench against Dagenham and will be hoping to return, as will midfielder Will Atkinson and defender Carl McHugh, who were also rested.

Central defenders Michael Nelson and Andrew Davies were back in the starting XI in midweek, with Rory McArdle switching to right-back.

The Bantams are 10 points adrift of the play-offs with three games in hand.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39