Ryan Jarvis and David McGurk in fitness fight ahead of York City's League Two clash with Cheltenham

York Press: York City striker Ryan Jarvis is fighting to be fit for the visit of Cheltenham York City striker Ryan Jarvis is fighting to be fit for the visit of Cheltenham

STRIKER Ryan Jarvis and centre-back David McGurk are expected to miss Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two clash with Cheltenham at Bootham Crescent.

McGurk (back) and Ryan Jarvis (ankle) are manager Nigel Worthington’s only current injury concerns, aside from long-term casualty Dan Parslow (knee).

“I don’t think Dave will make Saturday,” the Minstermen chief said. “He is still feeling something in his back.

“Ryan Jarvis is probably out too but we will give him as much time as is needed and he could be on the borderline.”

Russell Penn and Keith Lowe will both come up against the team with which they kicked off the campaign but, while Worthington has discussed their old club with the pair, he will not be reliant on their information alone.

“You can tap into little bits and pieces but we have had Cheltenham watched on several occasions and have got reports so we have a good picture of what they are about individually and collectively and what we need to do,” he said.

With last weekend’s hard-fought victory at high-flying Fleetwood following on from a disappointing midweek humbling by Chesterfield, Worthington also reasoned that the key to further progress in the Sky Bet League Two standings lies in the mind.

He said: “The performance was excellent at Fleetwood and the result was outstanding. We are looking for consistency now and that takes preparation individually in terms of players’ mental approach to games because, if we perform how we can, we can go on a decent run.

“I never ask players to do anything they can’t, but I always ask for the maximum of what they can do.”

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3:10pm Thu 6 Feb 14

born&breed says...

After Saturday and the performance of both McCombe and Lowe I'm not as worried about Dave McGurk - Mr Smith has gone!!! We still need David back but let's make sure he's 100% fit, I'm sure he will be needed before the end of the season. Jarvis - let not rush him back, he's broken down twice in the games when returning from injury - next time could be long term if he's not 100% fit or fully tested in training. Let's use Coulson in a more attacking role - I also think he'll create more and score more goals not only for himself but in assists
After Saturday and the performance of both McCombe and Lowe I'm not as worried about Dave McGurk - Mr Smith has gone!!! We still need David back but let's make sure he's 100% fit, I'm sure he will be needed before the end of the season. Jarvis - let not rush him back, he's broken down twice in the games when returning from injury - next time could be long term if he's not 100% fit or fully tested in training. Let's use Coulson in a more attacking role - I also think he'll create more and score more goals not only for himself but in assists born&breed
  • Score: 7

3:32pm Thu 6 Feb 14

T.R.M1974 says...

Even though Coulo set up the winner i dont think NW will change the starting line up
Even though Coulo set up the winner i dont think NW will change the starting line up T.R.M1974
  • Score: 7

5:21pm Thu 6 Feb 14

OLD - HEAD says...

Cant see any point in risking McGurk and Jarvis, unless they are fully fit. NW will surely select the same eleven that started against Fleetwood.
Cant see any point in risking McGurk and Jarvis, unless they are fully fit. NW will surely select the same eleven that started against Fleetwood. OLD - HEAD
  • Score: 1

7:31pm Thu 6 Feb 14

gazlan says...

I'd start with Coulson and drop Carson to the bench; he's been a yard short recently. coyc.
I'd start with Coulson and drop Carson to the bench; he's been a yard short recently. coyc. gazlan
  • Score: 3

8:52pm Thu 6 Feb 14

driffyorkie says...

Agree coulson should start looked are best player in pre season and couldnt understand him been dropped from the squad. I would use heyhurst as an impact sub for now and play carson might not be in the best of form but has too much in his locker to leave out.
Agree coulson should start looked are best player in pre season and couldnt understand him been dropped from the squad. I would use heyhurst as an impact sub for now and play carson might not be in the best of form but has too much in his locker to leave out. driffyorkie
  • Score: 5

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