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Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between York City and Portsmouth at Bootham Crescent.

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Michael Coulson: Hoping to feature

Michael Coulson: Hoping to feature

Minstermen striker Michael Coulson is hoping to overcome a foot injury in time to face Pompey.

Coulson has not featured in the last two matchday squads and could miss out again, while fellow forward Richard Cresswell sits out the second game of his three-match ban.

Centre-half George Taft has returned to parent club Leicester, so manager Nigel Worthington must decide whether to retain David McGurk and Dan Parslow at the heart of defence or recall skipper Chris Smith.

Winger Ryan Brobbel will play the final game of his loan spell from Middlesbrough, although York hope to extend his stay, and Ryan Bowman, Sander Puri and Ashley Chambers are all pushing for recalls.

Portsmouth have doubts over defenders Shaun Cooper and Joe Devera ahead of the trip to Yorkshire and the Humber.

Cooper replaced the suspended Yassin Moutaouakil at right-back against Fleetwood last weekend but suffered a groin injury in the 1-0 defeat.

Moutaouakil is still banned so Danny East could step in if Cooper is ruled out, while centre-half Devera will be checked over after missing Saturday's game with a hamstring injury.

Striker John Marquis could make his debut following his recent loan switch from Millwall.

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League Two Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
AFC W'don v Newport
Accrington v Mansfield
Bury v Plymouth
Cheltenham v Fleetwood
Chesterfld v Exeter
Morecambe v Scunthorpe
Oxford Utd v York City  
Rochdale v Southend
Torquay v Dag + Red
Wycombe v Northamptn

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Scunthorpe 42 25 76
2 Rochdale 42 22 75
3 Chesterfld 42 27 74
4 Fleetwood 42 13 69
5 Burton Alb 42 5 68
6 Southend 42 12 62
7 Oxford Utd 42 8 62
8 York City 42 8 61
9 Plymouth 42 -2 58
10 Mansfield 42 -6 56
11 Bury 42 5 54
12 Dag + Red 42 -4 54
13 Newport 42 -3 53
14 AFC W'don 42 -5 52
15 Cheltenham 42 -8 52
16 Portsmouth 42 -12 51
17 Accrington 42 -3 50
18 Hartlepool 42 -2 49
19 Morecambe 42 -14 49
20 Exeter 42 -6 48
21 Bristol R 42 -9 47
22 Wycombe 42 -9 46
23 Northamptn 42 -19 46
24 Torquay 42 -23 39

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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