Reshuffle of York City defence likely for Wycombe clash

Dave Winfield

Dave Winfield

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YORK City boss Nigel Worthington is likely to make another defensive reshuffle when Wycombe Wanderers visit Bootham Crescent on Saturday.

Summer signing Dave Winfield was given his first SkyBet League Two start of the campaign during Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Exeter in tandem alongside Keith Lowe.

John McCombe, who was replaced by Winfield at half-time in the previous game against Cambridge, watched on from the bench, but could now be in line for a swift recall.

The heart of City’s defence looked vulnerable in Devon, where a less modest strike-force might have cashed in more fully than the Grecians managed.

Wycombe will arrive in North Yorkshire having averaged exactly two goals a game during their opening four League fixtures with only top-of-the-table Morecambe and highly-fancied Shrewsbury having netted more in the division.

Midfielder Peter Murphy, a summer signing from Accrington, has already scored three goals and Worthington will be looking for an improved rearguard display as the Minstermen search for their first clean sheet of the season.

Long-serving Dan Parslow, also a substitute at St James Park, could be another option for Worthington, although the fact he has not played a competitive game since suffering cruciate ligament damage in mid-November could count against him.

Said Worthington: “It wasn’t a convincing performance and will be something I look at for this Saturday.”

The City chief will, though, be hoping for the same level of set-piece quality from Luke Summerfield that he delivered in Devon, while also instructing the ex-Shrewsbury midfielder to impose himself in open play.

Worthington added: “Luke has a good delivery, which was something we were possibly missing during the first three games. He and Russell Penn have also got to keep on top of the rest of the game and stamp their authority on that midfield department.”

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5:18pm Wed 27 Aug 14

BruceBenton says...

Mr Winfield was good at kicking the ball into and over the stand
Mr Winfield was good at kicking the ball into and over the stand BruceBenton
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11:03am Thu 28 Aug 14

FortessBC says...

BruceBenton wrote:
Mr Winfield was good at kicking the ball into and over the stand
An essential skill required for league 2. "When in doubt kick it out"
[quote][p][bold]BruceBenton[/bold] wrote: Mr Winfield was good at kicking the ball into and over the stand[/p][/quote]An essential skill required for league 2. "When in doubt kick it out" FortessBC
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11:24am Thu 28 Aug 14

the-e-man says...

BruceBenton wrote:
Mr Winfield was good at kicking the ball into and over the stand
By what I saw of the MUFC defence against MK Dons, they could have done with Mr Winfield !!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]BruceBenton[/bold] wrote: Mr Winfield was good at kicking the ball into and over the stand[/p][/quote]By what I saw of the MUFC defence against MK Dons, they could have done with Mr Winfield !!!!!! the-e-man
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12:31pm Thu 28 Aug 14

joejamestom says...

He was effective as a sub against Cambridge kept Elliott quiet until subbed when both Lowe & McCombe seemed to struggle against their front pairing. Time for a clean sheet & possibly some defensive role for Parslow as he is a decent defender who is comfortable playing the ball too.
Come on City!!!
He was effective as a sub against Cambridge kept Elliott quiet until subbed when both Lowe & McCombe seemed to struggle against their front pairing. Time for a clean sheet & possibly some defensive role for Parslow as he is a decent defender who is comfortable playing the ball too. Come on City!!! joejamestom
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12:39pm Thu 28 Aug 14

T.R.M1974 says...

joejamestom wrote:
He was effective as a sub against Cambridge kept Elliott quiet until subbed when both Lowe & McCombe seemed to struggle against their front pairing. Time for a clean sheet & possibly some defensive role for Parslow as he is a decent defender who is comfortable playing the ball too.
Come on City!!!
Why would you have a role for Parslow when we have 3 better center halves? Take off the rose tinted glasses please
[quote][p][bold]joejamestom[/bold] wrote: He was effective as a sub against Cambridge kept Elliott quiet until subbed when both Lowe & McCombe seemed to struggle against their front pairing. Time for a clean sheet & possibly some defensive role for Parslow as he is a decent defender who is comfortable playing the ball too. Come on City!!![/p][/quote]Why would you have a role for Parslow when we have 3 better center halves? Take off the rose tinted glasses please T.R.M1974
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12:56pm Thu 28 Aug 14

FortessBC says...

T.R.M1974 wrote:
joejamestom wrote:
He was effective as a sub against Cambridge kept Elliott quiet until subbed when both Lowe & McCombe seemed to struggle against their front pairing. Time for a clean sheet & possibly some defensive role for Parslow as he is a decent defender who is comfortable playing the ball too.
Come on City!!!
Why would you have a role for Parslow when we have 3 better center halves? Take off the rose tinted glasses please
You are right. Parslow is a good defender who can slot in if we need cover or suffer an injury during a game. He is definitely behind the other 3 at the moment and his lack of game time would suggest he will not be razor sharp and on the top of his game. I would pick Lowe and pair one of the others with him. Vital we keep a clean sheet on Saturday.
[quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joejamestom[/bold] wrote: He was effective as a sub against Cambridge kept Elliott quiet until subbed when both Lowe & McCombe seemed to struggle against their front pairing. Time for a clean sheet & possibly some defensive role for Parslow as he is a decent defender who is comfortable playing the ball too. Come on City!!![/p][/quote]Why would you have a role for Parslow when we have 3 better center halves? Take off the rose tinted glasses please[/p][/quote]You are right. Parslow is a good defender who can slot in if we need cover or suffer an injury during a game. He is definitely behind the other 3 at the moment and his lack of game time would suggest he will not be razor sharp and on the top of his game. I would pick Lowe and pair one of the others with him. Vital we keep a clean sheet on Saturday. FortessBC
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4:00pm Thu 28 Aug 14

bill bailey says...

FortessBC wrote:
T.R.M1974 wrote:
joejamestom wrote:
He was effective as a sub against Cambridge kept Elliott quiet until subbed when both Lowe & McCombe seemed to struggle against their front pairing. Time for a clean sheet & possibly some defensive role for Parslow as he is a decent defender who is comfortable playing the ball too.
Come on City!!!
Why would you have a role for Parslow when we have 3 better center halves? Take off the rose tinted glasses please
You are right. Parslow is a good defender who can slot in if we need cover or suffer an injury during a game. He is definitely behind the other 3 at the moment and his lack of game time would suggest he will not be razor sharp and on the top of his game. I would pick Lowe and pair one of the others with him. Vital we keep a clean sheet on Saturday.
Its not the defence where we have a problem , and it hasn't been since last Christmas, it's the lack of goals, if you have forwards having 15 shots and only 3 on target there is a problem, no goals no win. it seems no one will concede my point ,we need a play maker in the centre of the park to create the better positional chances for the forwards, until that happens we will have what we got now, excuses, hard luck stories, we were the better side, we were all over um. With respect Fortress BC. I want the team to score one more than them i'll be happy with that at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]FortessBC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joejamestom[/bold] wrote: He was effective as a sub against Cambridge kept Elliott quiet until subbed when both Lowe & McCombe seemed to struggle against their front pairing. Time for a clean sheet & possibly some defensive role for Parslow as he is a decent defender who is comfortable playing the ball too. Come on City!!![/p][/quote]Why would you have a role for Parslow when we have 3 better center halves? Take off the rose tinted glasses please[/p][/quote]You are right. Parslow is a good defender who can slot in if we need cover or suffer an injury during a game. He is definitely behind the other 3 at the moment and his lack of game time would suggest he will not be razor sharp and on the top of his game. I would pick Lowe and pair one of the others with him. Vital we keep a clean sheet on Saturday.[/p][/quote]Its not the defence where we have a problem , and it hasn't been since last Christmas, it's the lack of goals, if you have forwards having 15 shots and only 3 on target there is a problem, no goals no win. it seems no one will concede my point ,we need a play maker in the centre of the park to create the better positional chances for the forwards, until that happens we will have what we got now, excuses, hard luck stories, we were the better side, we were all over um. With respect Fortress BC. I want the team to score one more than them i'll be happy with that at the moment. bill bailey
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7:45pm Thu 28 Aug 14

T.R.M1974 says...

bill bailey wrote:
FortessBC wrote:
T.R.M1974 wrote:
joejamestom wrote:
He was effective as a sub against Cambridge kept Elliott quiet until subbed when both Lowe & McCombe seemed to struggle against their front pairing. Time for a clean sheet & possibly some defensive role for Parslow as he is a decent defender who is comfortable playing the ball too.
Come on City!!!
Why would you have a role for Parslow when we have 3 better center halves? Take off the rose tinted glasses please
You are right. Parslow is a good defender who can slot in if we need cover or suffer an injury during a game. He is definitely behind the other 3 at the moment and his lack of game time would suggest he will not be razor sharp and on the top of his game. I would pick Lowe and pair one of the others with him. Vital we keep a clean sheet on Saturday.
Its not the defence where we have a problem , and it hasn't been since last Christmas, it's the lack of goals, if you have forwards having 15 shots and only 3 on target there is a problem, no goals no win. it seems no one will concede my point ,we need a play maker in the centre of the park to create the better positional chances for the forwards, until that happens we will have what we got now, excuses, hard luck stories, we were the better side, we were all over um. With respect Fortress BC. I want the team to score one more than them i'll be happy with that at the moment.
I think Summerfield will fill this void Bill, he is now getting game time after missing a lot of pre season and the start of the season. He looks good on the ball and can pick a pass, we are almost starting from scratch again so I think a bit of bonding time is needed, but I would like to see another central midfielder come in to give Summerfield and Penn some competition
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FortessBC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joejamestom[/bold] wrote: He was effective as a sub against Cambridge kept Elliott quiet until subbed when both Lowe & McCombe seemed to struggle against their front pairing. Time for a clean sheet & possibly some defensive role for Parslow as he is a decent defender who is comfortable playing the ball too. Come on City!!![/p][/quote]Why would you have a role for Parslow when we have 3 better center halves? Take off the rose tinted glasses please[/p][/quote]You are right. Parslow is a good defender who can slot in if we need cover or suffer an injury during a game. He is definitely behind the other 3 at the moment and his lack of game time would suggest he will not be razor sharp and on the top of his game. I would pick Lowe and pair one of the others with him. Vital we keep a clean sheet on Saturday.[/p][/quote]Its not the defence where we have a problem , and it hasn't been since last Christmas, it's the lack of goals, if you have forwards having 15 shots and only 3 on target there is a problem, no goals no win. it seems no one will concede my point ,we need a play maker in the centre of the park to create the better positional chances for the forwards, until that happens we will have what we got now, excuses, hard luck stories, we were the better side, we were all over um. With respect Fortress BC. I want the team to score one more than them i'll be happy with that at the moment.[/p][/quote]I think Summerfield will fill this void Bill, he is now getting game time after missing a lot of pre season and the start of the season. He looks good on the ball and can pick a pass, we are almost starting from scratch again so I think a bit of bonding time is needed, but I would like to see another central midfielder come in to give Summerfield and Penn some competition T.R.M1974
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