YORK City defender Callum Howe will be a late decision for tomorrow’s match against Oldham Athletic, after falling ill over the weekend.

Howe dropped out of the York squad on Saturday morning after becoming ill, seeing Tyler Cordner and Adam Crookes start in defence, as City cruised to a 3-0 victory to pick up their first win and clean sheet of the Vanarama National League season.

Assistant manager Neil Cox provided a positive update to Callum Harriott, Alex Woodyard and Jack Stott, whilst also confirming that they’ll decide on Howe within the next 24 hours.

“Callum Howe was in training and we will until tomorrow to make a decision.

“That’s it really as he wasn’t too well, but we’ll give it 24 hours.

“We want everybody fit and everybody pushing. The manager isn’t afraid to make a decision, we put the right side out that we think will win games.

“Alex (Woodyard) is training today, we need to get his stats up a little bit more but he’s training really, really well.

“He’s still a little bit behind, so he won’t be involved. I think the squad will be the same, we’ll see how Cal is tomorrow and go from there.

“Batty is still catching up, is he going to be able to play the next ten games in six weeks? We don’t know, until we get used to it.

“You’ve got to be ready because we might just throw you in when we need you, the boys trained really well this morning and the boys who played on Saturday trained really well.

“They (Stott and Harriott) are training again.

“We need to get some big pitch stuff in, there’s that many bodies that we can’t get big pitch stuff in.

“We’re working on them, I would suggest that in the next couple of weeks everybody will get their chance, because there’s a lot of travelling to do and a lot of games.”

Cox also confirmed that a number of City players would be leaving the club with the squad being so large.

“We haven’t made a decision on whose going out, we need to have a look at everybody because everybody serves an effect.

“We’re going to have a look at that, we will be making some decisions.

“Some players will be going out on loan, just to get some more games and it’s beneficial for them, but we’ll be looking over the next two or three weeks on who really needs to go out on loan.”