Gary Mills monitors York City's fatigue factor

York Press: York City midfielder Scott Kerr, below right, in action against Northampton on Tuesday night York City midfielder Scott Kerr, below right, in action against Northampton on Tuesday night

THE effects of a punishing run of three games in seven days are being monitored by York City manager Gary Mills, writes Dave Flett.

The Minstermen, who drew 1-1 with Northampton on Tuesday, host AFC Wimbledon in npower League Two today and travel to London tomorrow ahead of Monday’s FA Cup first round replay against the Dons.

Mills admitted he could consider changes for Monday’s second match against the Dons if he spots any signs of fatigue.

“We will need to address the situation on Monday,” he said. “We will go down there tomorrow and everybody has to be physically and mentally right for two games in three days. “We might go with the same starting XI as we did on Tuesday for the next two games and players might get their rest with a couple of days off next week,” said Mills.

“But if we feel somebody is looking a bit tired, or they tell me they are, then we will look at that situation.”

Mills will be paying particular attention to Kerr in that respect with the former Lincoln City captain having only completed three full matches since returning to action last month.

“He’s still got to get sharper but he’s getting there,” Mills said about the 30-year-old midfielder.

“We’ve got a lot of games coming up and we’ve got to see how he goes.

“He will hate me for saying that because he wants to play every game, but we have to be sensible and you have to think about the team, not individuals.”

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11:56am Sat 10 Nov 12

RooBeck says...

I would rest Walker and Chambers today and replace them with Rodman and Johnson. As for the replay - are Aldershot allowing Rodman to be available for us? If not, even more reason to give Jason a rest today and I'm certain a lot of City fans would like to see what Johnson can do over a full 90 minutes! So, front three today of Johnson/Rodman/Blair
?! Would also bring in Oyebanjo for Parslow and then decide who to play in midfield alongside Kearns and Kerr. Need three points today, so we must be positive and attack-minded and take our chances when they come along! COYR.
I would rest Walker and Chambers today and replace them with Rodman and Johnson. As for the replay - are Aldershot allowing Rodman to be available for us? If not, even more reason to give Jason a rest today and I'm certain a lot of City fans would like to see what Johnson can do over a full 90 minutes! So, front three today of Johnson/Rodman/Blair ?! Would also bring in Oyebanjo for Parslow and then decide who to play in midfield alongside Kearns and Kerr. Need three points today, so we must be positive and attack-minded and take our chances when they come along! COYR. RooBeck
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12:16pm Sat 10 Nov 12

openallhours says...

It's been punishing to my wallet as well - and if we don't win the replay there'll be no more income from cup competitions this season :(
It's been punishing to my wallet as well - and if we don't win the replay there'll be no more income from cup competitions this season :( openallhours
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5:19pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Yorkie41 says...

After todays performance if I was millsie I would clear off, same old story as I have witnessed over the last 65 years.
After todays performance if I was millsie I would clear off, same old story as I have witnessed over the last 65 years. Yorkie41
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7:13pm Sat 10 Nov 12

thirsky says...

Fatigue, fatigue!! what does he know about fatigue. We have had three home games in 7 days. Our opponents today have travelled to York twice and an even longer trip mid week.
Fatigue, fatigue!! what does he know about fatigue. We have had three home games in 7 days. Our opponents today have travelled to York twice and an even longer trip mid week. thirsky
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8:28pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Keith...lad says...

3 games in 7 days.Wish it was may job.Try 3 15 hrs day 2 13 hrs days week in week out as a lorry driver.
Grow up GM
3 games in 7 days.Wish it was may job.Try 3 15 hrs day 2 13 hrs days week in week out as a lorry driver. Grow up GM Keith...lad
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2:03pm Mon 12 Nov 12

walwynwasgod says...

Keith...lad

Is that legal ? I'd check your tachograph.
Keith...lad Is that legal ? I'd check your tachograph. walwynwasgod
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