HIGH-RIDING Spennymoor will have captain James Curtis available again for tonight's National League North visit of York City after his one-match ban.

Curtis was sent off after receiving two yellow cards in Moors' 4-1 defeat at Brackley 10 days ago - the County Durham side's only defeat in their last nine league outings.

He was replaced by Rob Atkinson for Saturday's goalless draw with Curzon Ashton, a result which saw them slip a place to fifth in the table.

City sit out of the play-offs in ninth but Moors boss Jason Ainsley has already said tonight's game at the Brewery Field is a "mouthwatering" one for his club. York won the corresponding fixture 4-2 last season before the return at Bootham Crescent ended in a 2-2 draw.

Ainsley said: "I thought we were excellent at the Brewery Field in defeat last season (against York). For the neutral I think it had everything - penalties, goal line clearances, some brilliant goals.

“I thought we were unlucky in the first game and felt we were excellent in the second game at Bootham Crescent in January.

“You just mention York City and it’s such a big club with a real history. I think I say it in every interview, but Spennymoor Town facing York City is mouthwatering for the public of the North East.”