GAINSBOROUGH Trinity will visit York City with the National League North’s leakiest defence.

The Lincolnshire outfit have shipped 24 goals this term, which is four more than any other side in the division with Harrogate putting five past them and Darlington, Blyth and Alfreton also scoring four times against the Holy Blues this term.

Dave Frecklington’s men have only won one of their last 12 away games, meanwhile, with the sole success during that nine-month run August’s 1-0 triumph at Nuneaton.

A 4-1 defeat at Alfreton on Saturday meant third-bottom Trinity have lost seven of their opening ten games, but some hope is provided by a strikeforce that has managed 15 goals - more than that mustered by half of the teams in the league.

Ashley Worsfold, Mike Jacklin and Bradley Wells have all netted three times with a total of seven different marksmen having hit the target.

The visitors will be without former Buxton and Belper midfielder Johno Williams and ex-Stamford defender Chris Salt at Bootham Crescent, with the pair both facing lengthy spells out through injury.

Nathan Jarman is also suspended after picking up two yellow cards during last Tuesday’s 3-0 home defeat to Bradford Park Avenue.

Ex-Spalding and Lincoln United boss Frecklington was given a two-year deal over the summer after he guided Trinity, who were Football League members between 1893 and 1912, away from the drop zone, having taken over from Dominic Roma at the helm in February.

In doing so, he preserving the club’s remarkable record of never having been promoted or relegated during their 144-year history.