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Bootham Crescent (ATT 3,945) 16th March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Haines

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Josh Carson: In contention for Minstermen

Josh Carson: In contention for Minstermen

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

York's new loan signing Josh Carson is expected to go straight into the starting line-up.

The teenage midfielder, a Northern Ireland international, joined for an initial month from Ipswich this week and should feature.

Manager Nigel Worthington, who has no new injury or suspension problems, could be boosted by the return to contention of defender Lanre Oyebanjo, who has missed the last two games due to a calf strain.

Midfielder Jon Challinor remains sidelined as he recovers from a broken fibula, while striker Michael Coulson, out since October with knee ligament damage, has returned to full training.

Worthington, who employed a 4-4-2 formation in the midweek home draw with Rochdale with Michael Rankine and Jason Walker partnered up front, is chasing his first win as manager, while the Minstermen are bidding for their first victory in 14 matches.

Sam Morsy will miss Port Vale's trip through suspension.

Morsy received his 10th yellow card of the season during the Valiants' 2-0 defeat to Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night and the midfielder must serve a two-match ban.

He joins skipper Doug Loft, who will complete a three-match suspension, and defenders Darren Purse (calf) and Dan Jones (knee) on the sidelines.

Also absent will be Ashley Vincent after he was carried off on a stretcher at the Memorial Stadium in midweek.

Vale are still waiting to discover the full extent of Vincent's injury but the winger is not thought to have broken his leg as initially feared.

Meanwhile, it remains to be seen whether Ryan Burge will be involved. The midfielder faces disciplinary action from the club after failing to attend Vale's pre-match meal in Bristol and then breaking the club's social media guidelines after being omitted from the squad.

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3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
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6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 39 58
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
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13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
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17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37