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19 Feb 2010 16:46:36

Barrow v York City

York City will be attempting to reach a third successive FA Trophy semi-final when travelling to take on Barrow at Holker Street. But they will again be without top scorer Richard Brodie, who serves the second of a three-match ban, while winger Courtney Pitt is cup-tied having already appearing for Cambridge United in the competition. Manager Martin Foyle was still hoping to make amends for last year's loss in the final to Stevenage Borough, although the club nevertheless made around £300,000 from their progression to Wembley.“The financial rewards are very much in our minds," he told The Press. "The club needs to survive and, if we can make another profit this season, that can only be great for everybody concerned.“It’s important for the players to try and get another taste of Wembley. Last season, it might have thrown one or two but we know we would go there now full of confidence.” Foyle is again considering rotating his squad this weekend, but remains confident that it won't weaken his side.“We will be having a little think about whether to make changes or not, but the great thing is I know it won’t weaken the team if I do,” he continued. And he was expecting another stiff challenge against the Cumbrians, despite them recently slipping into the relegation zone in the Blue Square Premier.“They draw a lot of games at home and we know it will be a close game," Foyle added.“They have dropped into the bottom four and that can be difficult psychologically even if you’ve got games in hand.“They know they are in trouble and looking over their shoulders, but we were in that situation last season and got to the final.” Should the two sides draw it would lead to a replay at Bootham Crescent on Tuesday evening, and the cancellation of the Minstermen's crucial visit to Mansfield Town. “I’m not bothered if it’s a draw, if that’s what it takes to go through," said Foyle.“We are going to Barrow with the intention not to lose a game of football.” The Bluebirds have problems in attack as recent signing Nick Chadwick is ineligible and Gregg Blundell was submitted to hospital last week after suffering a head injury against Kettering Town.However, they are boosted by midfielder Robert Hulbert's return from suspension.


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