League Two

March 16, 2013


York City

0 - 2

Port Vale

League Two

15:00 +00:00, March 16, 2013

Bootham Crescent

Referee: Andy Haines

Carson set for York bow

Team Stat Comparison

York City Port Vale
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 17 3
Points 55 78
Goal Difference -10 35
Goals for * 1.1 1.6
Goals against * 1.3 1.1
Last 5 W-W-W-D-W D-D-D-D-W
Last 5 home W-D-W-L-D D-D-W-W-L
Last 5 away W-W-D-L-L D-D-D-W-L
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: York City | Port Vale

Competition Stats

York City Port Vale
Goals Ashley Chambers 10 Tom Pope 31
Assists Ashley Chambers 5 Tom Pope 12
Yellows Ashley Chambers 5 Doug Loft 7
Reds Doug Loft 1
Squads: York City | Port Vale

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

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 at Bootham Crescent, 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.