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Fleetwood Town v York City
Published : 30 Aug 2010 13:10:53Rss feed
York City travel to Fleetwood Town looking to build upon the welcome boost of their first win of the season against Altrincham at the weekend. Substitute Michael Rankine scored twice and Richard Brodie also opened his account for the season as the Minstermen eventually progressed to a comfortable 3-0 triumph. However, midfielder Chris Carruthers (right) limped off early in the second-half of that game and could therefore be doubtful for the trip to Fleetwood's Highbury Stadium."We are going to one of the top three sides for me," York boss Martin Foyle told The Press. "We know it is going to be a very hard game. They are a big side. One or two tired towards the end of Saturday`s game, so I think I have got to use the squad wisely." Foyle will need to decide whether to recall two-goal Rankine, who raised his overall tally to three at the weekend. "Michael [Rankine] has done himself plenty of favours," he added. "It was a good goal the first one, a fantastic ball in and he has spun off and finished with his left foot and you could see the old Michael Rankine return."The York boss was also pleased to witness the normally Richard Brodie finally getting off the mark after struggling for form over the first four games.“I have been a striker and, believe me, it’s a lonely life,” Foyle continued. “When you are scoring, everyone wants to know you and when you don’t score it’s amazing how many people turn their back on you. Fleetwood will make a late check on veteran left-back Alan Wright, who missed their weekend defeat at Southport due to a knee injury. Otherwise, midfielders Nathan Pond and Jamie Mullan are both rated doubtful.
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