YORK City trio Jon Parkin, David Mirfin and Kallum Griffiths will all need late fitness tests ahead of tomorrow night’s trip to FC United of Manchester.

The players all started Saturday’s 2-2 home draw against Boston United, with Parkin lasting just over an hour, while Mirfin and Griffiths both completed 90 minutes.

But “little niggles” could keep them out of the rearranged National League North clash, with City assistant-manager Micky Cummins revealing: “We have a few little niggles.

“Jon Parkin had a knock to his back and Kallum Griffiths and David Mirfin also have a bit of tightness in their groins.”

Cummins went on to suggest that the Minstermen are likely to persevere with the 4-4-2 formation that they switched to against Boston.

“The formation worked to a degree, particularly in the first half when we were 2-0 up and created some opportunities,” the City coach reasoned. “Parky (Parkin) also did well with balls up to him when we got runners off and behind him.

“We might be looking at players in different positions, but we want to win games and be positive with our line-ups.”

Nevertheless, the former Republic of Ireland under-21 international will be looking for an improvement on the weekend’s efforts, declaring: “It’s good to have the game straight away because we’re looking to bounce back from Saturday’s second-half performance when we didn’t punish Boston, which was disappointing, as was surrendering a two-goal lead when they only managed three shots on target.

“These things have been niggling at us since the game, because we had worked on them beforehand and have done so again so, hopefully, we’ll see results from that now. Mental strength also has to be addressed after you’ve given a team a chance to come back from 2-0 down.”

Despite third-bottom FC United being mired in relegation trouble and losing 3-1 at Curzon Ashton on Saturday, Cummins has also issued a warning concerning the hosts’ potential match-winners.

“They get very mixed results, because they went away and beat Telford, but lost at the weekend,” he pointed out. “But we know that they have two or three individual players that can win them a game.

“They’ll be a bit low on confidence and are very direct from back to front. We’ve had them watched twice and we’ll be approaching the match looking to get a win.”