KALLUM GRIFFITHS and Kieran Green “probably won’t be ready” for Saturday’s visit to Irlam, manager Steve Watson has revealed.

An ankle knock to Griffiths saw him miss last Saturday’s 2-0 win at Darlington while Green hobbled off after just 25 minutes of the game.

The duo’s problems add to an ever-growing injury list at York, with captain Steve McNulty and star striker Dan Maguire still out of action.

“The lads that have just come back in, the likes of Paddy (McLaughlin) and Jordan (Burrow), who missed a game, they’ve trained all week and they’ll be in good nick for the weekend,” said Watson of the situation.

“Greeny (Kieran Green) and Griff (Kallum Griffiths) probably won’t be ready for this weekend. The injuries to Steve McNulty and Dan Maguire are on-going ones too.

“We’re just going to take things a week at a time. We’ve been really unlucky with the injuries we’ve had.

“Griff’s injury was a freak one to his ankle. He’s woken up and his ankle has locked. He hasn’t been able to do anything since then. We’ve coped though.

“The games that we haven’t won, we haven’t lost. Those are games that we’ve not played so well at times, but we’ve managed to get something out of them.

“Hopefully that’s a sign of a good side.

Next Saturday’s fixture for table-topping York is a clash with third-placed King’s Lynn, a game which York have long set out as McNulty’s likely return date.

Watson though says his skipper won’t be rush into a comeback.

“The King’s Lynn game is the one that we’ve got pencilled in for McNulty,” added Watson.

“We’ll use next week towards stepping him up and really testing his fitness. But, if he’s not ready, he’s not ready.

“We won’t risk him for the sake of one game. Nobody’s going to win or lose the league on the result of next Saturday. If he needs another week, he needs another week, we’re quite relaxed about it.

“We’ve been without one of the best goalscorers in the league (Maguire) virtually all season and people have stepped up.

“It’d be foolish to rush them back for sake of one game.”