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PREVIEW: YORK CITY

13 September 2014

Burton team news

Burton Albion have no new concerns ahead of the visit of York City in Sky Bet League 2. Damien McCrory, Jimmy Phillips and Lee Bell remain sidelined through injury.
 
Lee Bell, Damien McCrory and Jimmy Phillips remain sidelined as the Brewers look to extend their unbeaten run to nine games at the beginning of the season.
 
The Brewers beat Portsmouth 2-0 last week, and goalscorers Adam McGurk and Lucas Akins will look to continue their form as Albion look to end York’s long unbeaten run. Marcus Harness will also be pushing for a recall after some promising performances earlier in the season.

York team news
York boss Nigel Worthington could name an unchanged starting line-up for the third game running following last week's first win of the season at Stevenage.
 
Striker Wes Fletcher returned from a hamstring strain to score twice and is expected to start alongside Michael Coulson, with Jake Hyde on the substitutes' bench.
 
Worthington has no new injury or suspension problems, while midfielder Tom Platt is pushing for a recall to the squad following a recent ankle injury.
 
York are looking to extend their club-record unbeaten run to 24 matches. The Minstermen's last defeat in a regular league game was on January 28 against Chesterfield.

Gary Rowett
“We know a lot about York and they’ve been a very difficult team to beat over the last 30 games.

“They’d probably look to win more games but it’s a good ethic to have to be hard to play against.

“We’re expecting the same on Saturday and it should be quite an open and fast paced game.

Nigel
"The mood around the place and the confidence has been first class all the time but what a place to go and get your first win of the season.

"I haven't made any phone calls about bringing anyone in and it is up to the players that we have to step up to the plate. If we think we need to freshen up in an area then we will go and do that.

"They've had a very good start and I've had them watched several times. They're good both with and without the ball.

"If we approach the game properly then we can get a positive result."
(BBC Radio York)

Stats

Burton and York have met 17 times, the most recent of which a 0-0 draw in March at Bootham Crescent.

The Brewers haven’t come out on top against the Minstermen since September 2012, when Lee Bell, Calvin Zola and Matthew Paterson scored in a 3-1 win at the Pirelli Stadium.

Both sides are preserving unbeaten records, with York going 23 games unbeaten – a run stretching back to January, whilst Albion are yet to taste defeat in eight games this season in all competitions.


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