• Sky Bet League Two
  • Date: Sat 22 December 2012
  • Kick-off: 15:00
  • Venue: Bootham Crescent

York City vs Gillingham

Form Guide - Sky Bet League Two

York City


Head to Head
York 02-Apr-1993
Gillingham 09-Mar-1993
York 21-Dec-1991
Gillingham 24-Aug-1991
York 16-Mar-1991
Gillingham 29-Sep-1990

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McLaughlin major doubt for Minstermen

York midfielder Patrick McLaughlin faces a fight to be fit in time for the clash with npower League Two leaders Gillingham.

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 for the trip to North Yorkshire.

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 npower 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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Sky Bet League Two table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Doncaster Rovers 39 +30 78
2 Plymouth Argyle 39 +19 75
3 Portsmouth 39 +26 68
4 Stevenage Borough 39 +12 62
5 Blackpool 39 +21 60
6 Luton Town 39 +19 60
7 Exeter City 39 +16 59
8 Carlisle United 39 -2 59
9 Mansfield Town 39 +5 58
10 Colchester United 39 +4 57

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