NUNEATON are set to be boosted by the return of four players to their squad against York City, having been forced to name assistant-manager Lee Fowler as a substitute at the weekend.

Fowler, 35, was one of only four players on Nuneaton’s bench for the 1-0 home triumph against fellow strugglers FC United of Manchester, despite the former Championship midfielder having not played a minute since ending last term at Cymru Alliance outfit Holywell Town.

But Nicky Eaden’s men are expected to have fit-again trio Carl Baker, Danny Burns and James Wesolowski back among their ranks, while Harry Panayiotou is available after suspension.

Injured left-back Lewis Freestone will still be unavailable, though, as will fellow defender Miles Addison, who serves the second of a three-match ban against the Minstermen.

Former City pair Curtis Obeng and Theo Wharton will feature, though.

Another Bootham Crescent old boy Ashley Chambers, meanwhile, has been sorely missed, following his summer switch to Kidderminster after netting 25 times for the Warwickshire team last term.

Since his departure, Nuneaton have failed to hit the target more than once in any of their dozen contests during 2018/19.

Ex-Port Vale pair Ebo Andoh and Dior Angus are Borough’s top scorers this season with three goals apiece, while former Leicester under-23 hopeful Kairo Mitchell, with two, is the club’s only other marksman.

Saturday’s 1-0 victory was also Nuneaton’s first on their own soil since Chambers got the only goal of the match against his old club in April.

In between, the Midlanders had endured a run of eight matches without success at their Liberty Way stadium.

Ex-Rotherham caretaker manager Eaden took over from Gary Charles in the summer, becoming the club’s fourth boss in eight months, with Tommy Wright and Dino Maamria the others.