York v Portsmouth preview

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

Last Updated: 27/09/13 at 18:08

Michael Coulson: Hoping to feature

Michael Coulson: Hoping to feature

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

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.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 20 December 2014
15:00
AFC W'don v Mansfield
Accrington v Wycombe
Bury v York City
Carlisle v Northamptn
Cheltenhm v Portsmth
Hartlepool v Oxford Utd
Luton v Newport
Plymouth v Dag + Red
Shrewsbury v Morecambe
Stevenage v Exeter

Footer 365

Premier League: Joe Hart agrees long-term contract with Manchester City

Joe Hart has signed a new long-term contract which keeps him at Manchester City until the end of the 2018-19 season.

Premier League: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says Manchester United can still win title

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert believes Saturday's opponents Manchester United can still win the Barclays Premier League.

Premier League: Manuel Pellegrini confident James Milner will sign new deal at Manchester City

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is confident James Milner will soon sign a new contract with the club.

Mail Box

More Players In The Wrong Bloody Shirt

Plus Cristiano Ronaldo, who looks 'heart-breakingly well-suited to a Real Madrid shirt' according to one United fan. Plus, words from the good doctor and plenty more...

Players Plainly Wearing The Wrong Strip...

There are some players who just look plain daft in whatever shirt they're wearing. Like Cesc and Robin. It's a cracking mailbox with a load of different themes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property