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Following a crucial victory in his first game in charge, York City manager Martin Gray takes his new club to lowly Leamington this weekend.

Striker Jon Parkin's double secured them a late triumph against promotion rivals Brackley Town, and with another week's training under their freshly-installed leadership, the visitors should be an even stronger proposition this time around.

The Minstermen have also since added another highly-rated newcomer to their ranks in the form of Leeds United and prospective Northern Ireland goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell; that following the earlier capture of Darlington's David Ferguson.

However, accompanying moves for striker Mark Beck and goalkeeper Adam Bartlett - both also from Darlington - have been met with problems; the former currently out injured and the latter not wishing to revert back to full-time football.

Weekend hosts Leamington are actually unbeaten in their last four league games while including victories at home to Bradford Park Avenue 2-1 and, far more surprisingly, 3-2 at Salford last time out.

Vital Quotes:

"We've got a clean bill of health, so that's really great. It's refreshing that you're going down there with a squad of eighteen to choose from," City manager Gray told BBC Radio York. "We've got to win games. It doesn't matter who you're playing against; we're York City and we've got to go down there, be very respectful of the opposition, but with one thing in mind: we're going down there to win a game."

Leamington Team News:

Leamington (possible):. Breeden, Mace, Gudger, Clarke, Hood, English, Dunbar, Magunda, Moore, Edwards, Thompson-Brown
subs: Canavan, Obeng, Taundry, Revan, Gittings

Player to watch: Stefan Moore

Former Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers striker now also holding coaching responsibilities.

York City Team News:

Goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell is set for an instant debut having arrived on loan for a month from Leeds United. Meanwhile, left-back Alex Whittle has recovered from a groin injury but striker Michael Rankine remains out.
York City (probable): Peacock-Farrell, Law, Parslow, Bencherif, Ferguson, Heslop, Moke, Newton, Connolly, Parkin, Morgan-Smith
subs (from): Whittle, Sukar, Simpson, Wharton, Felix, Smith, Almond, Muggleton, Edmondson

Player to watch: Bailey Peacock-Farrell

Highly-rated young goalkeeper who has arrived on loan from Leeds United for the next month and possibly beyond.

Match Facts & Stats

No previous meetings between the clubs.

Next Fixtures:

Leamington - Harrogate (A); York - Salford (A)

Weekend Games: Brackley P-P Southport; Chorley P-P Tamworth; FC United of Manchester P-P Alfreton; Gainsborough P-P AFC Telford; Kidderminster P-P North Ferriby; Leamington v York City; Nuneaton v Darlington; Spennymoor v Curzon Ashton; Stockport v Blyth

Writer:Vital York City
Date:Friday October 13 2017
Time: 4:04PM

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