ON-LOAN Rotherham winger Alex Bray should be fit for York City’s trip to Boston United on Saturday.

The 23-year-old attacker won the penalty and free kick that led to both of Jordan Burrow’s goals in Tuesday night’s 2-2 home draw with Leamington.

But Bray had to depart the action moments later on 64 minutes and, without him, the Minstermen went on to concede twice as two National League North points went begging.

City boss Sam Collins has explained that Bray was withdrawn due to concerns over a hamstring niggle, but the former Wales under-19 international is expected to retain his starting place in Lincolnshire this weekend.

On Bray’s condition, Collins said: “He had a bit of cramp (against Leamington) and was feeling his hamstring as well and the last thing we wanted was for that to go. We’re trying not to risk anything and, being ahead in the game at the time, it was just precautionary more than anything else.”

Loan striker Joe Ironside could come back into contention for the York Street clash, having been left on the bench against Leamington, when Burrow, Jake Wright and fellow-sub Macaulay Langstaff performed forward duties.

Ironside, who has scored more than 20 goals in each of the last two seasons at sixth-tier level, is yet to net in three outings for City since his temporary switch from Kidderminster.

His rival for target-man duties Burrow, meanwhile, has netted five times in the last three games, but Collins reasoned: “We could decide to go with two big ones again but we thought the best way to set up to win the game against Leamington was going with Jordan and Jake in the first half and then Macca in the second half.

“I thought Macca looked really bright in the second half and, who we play, just depends on what we are coming up against.”

Despite last term’s 25-goal leading marksman Jon Parkin failing to make the squad for three consecutive games, Collins also insisted that the ex-Championship campaigner is not on the transfer list at Bootham Crescent, adding: “Nothing has changed with him. Everything is just as it was.”

Having watched his side concede a free header from an 86th-minute corner to be denied a win against Leamington, Collins will now be hoping for improvements in that aspect of the game at a Boston team renowned for their aerial threat.

Ahead of visiting the ninth-placed Pilgrims, Collins pointed out: “It’s another tough game against a big, well-organised team who have a certain style that they try and stick to. We know it won’t be easy, but we’ll be going there looking for three points, as we do in every game.

“I was really disappointed that we didn’t get the win against Leamington and we’ve got to try and bounce back now.”

Other than Simon Heslop, who is still recovering from a knee operation, City should have a fully-fit squad to choose from, with Collins revealing: “Dan Parslow has been back in training for a few days now (following a medial ligament injury) and we’ve just got to monitor him and see how it goes.

“Hessie will be another two or three weeks and there’s no point in rushing that, because we’ve got to make sure he’s right.”