FC UNITED of Manchester still need one win to guarantee National League North survival ahead of their home meeting with York City.

The Lancashire outfit lie five places and points above the drop zone, meaning relegation remains unlikely, but Tom Greaves’ men will still be looking to remove any lingering anxiety with second-bottom serial escapologists Gainsborough Trinity travelling to already-doomed North Ferriby tonight.

Despite their indifferent campaign, United also remain a tough proposition at their Broadhurst Park base, having beaten top two Salford (3-2) and Harrogate Town (3-2) in front of their own fans, along with sharing the spoils against third-placed Brackley (1-1).

A record of 11 home victories is also the best outside of National League North’s top five teams and United have won ten of their last 14 matches on their own soil.

That run stretches back to the first weekend in September and only includes two defeats, although the most recent was a 2-1 reverse to Darlington at the weekend.

Defender Matty Hughes will still be suspended for City’s visit, as he serves the second of a three-match suspension for getting sent off during the 2-0 win at Tamworth.

At the other end of the pitch, Jason Gilchrist remains this term’s top scorer on 11 goals, despite leaving for Southport in November.

Player-manager Greaves is next on eight, but he has not made the scoresheet during the last 13 matches, since hitting the target during a 1-1 draw at Blyth Spartans three months ago.

Former City midfielder Danny Racchi could feature against his old side after a 90th-minute substitute outing at the weekend.

Racchi, 30, played for the Minstermen under Martin Foyle and Gary Mills, before leaving the club in 2011.

Since then, he has turned out for Kilmarnock, Icelandic side Valur, Hyde United, Halifax Town, Tamworth and Torquay prior to joining FC United this season.