Luton Town v York City

03 May 2010 11:56
York City travel to Luton Town for their play-off semi-final second-leg hoping to book a second Wembley visit in two season for the club. Last term the Minstermen progressed to the final of the FA Trophy before eventually going down to a 2-0 defeat against Stevenage Borough. But this time out it's a far more serious business, with a play-off final against either Oxford United or Rushden & Diamonds at stake and even more crucially a potential return to the Football League.Richard Brodie's late strike in the first-leg gave York a narrow advantage and inflicted a first defeat on the Hatters in fifteen games. But Martin Foyle confirmed that a couple of his players took knocks in that game and were giving him cause for concern."We have got a couple of knocks and one is worse than we thought. We will just have to monitor the situation over the next 48 hours," he told The Press at the weekend.Foyle was also quick to add that he will not be looking for his side to sit back and simply protect their lead in the away tie."I never play that way because it is hard to get out of that negative mentality if you concede a goal and we will go there and play our normal game," he continued. "It`s nip and tuck now. I know they will come at us and I know we are capable of scoring a goal. It`s just hard to predict whether they will go for it early on or be patient and have a big go at it later on. "But we can`t worry about what they will do. We can only concentrate on ourselves and we are looking forward to the game."Luton boss Richard Money will carry out a late check on defender Ed Asafu-Adjaye, whose sore hip ruled him out of the first meeting. Otherwise, Claude Gnapka has recovered from cramp and left-back Fred Murray is also available despite suffering a knock in the first-leg.


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