ALEX WOODYARD will be available for selection for Tuesday night's Vanarama National League match between York City and Oxford City.

Neal Ardley has confirmed that Woodyard will be available for York’s clash with Oxford at the LNER Community Stadium (7.45pm), despite being substituted before the half-time whistle in Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Hartlepool United.

Will Smith, another casualty of Saturday’s defeat, will be unavailable after a knee injury, whilst Paddy McLaughlin and Quevin Castro also remain doubts.

“Will Smith is a doubt, we’re getting some feedback on his knee and getting it looked at. It’s been sore after this morning," Ardley confirmed to BBC York.

“Woody has been okay, after the game he threw up and we were worried it was a concussion there, but it wasn’t, it was just a ball hitting him straight in the face and he had blurred vision.

“He was fine straight after the game and we’ve done the tests, so he’s potentially open to selection.

“Paddy’s achilles was sore, Castro has not been well and has had the touch of flu symptoms.

“They are all things we have got to assess.”

City are keeping their eyes on transfer targets too after bringing in Will Davies from Braintree Town, but are continuing to face difficulties with the festive period approaching.

“If we think we need a player, we like him, we think he’ll give us something and it can be a loan, then there’s no real sort of tie to that situation.

“It might be a loan where we think he’s a brilliant and can extend that, but genuinely if we are going to find big game changers then we’ve got to get them right.

“There’s one or two that haven’t had game time lately that will be saying to give me a try, and I always say to them, like Scott Burgess did, make sure you’re catching my eye in training. It’s so that when that time comes, they’ll be ready.

“There will be changes, I am sure of that, and going back to the recruitment side we have been working so hard with watching so many players.

“The issue we have now is that we’re going into Christmas, so if you have a player that lives down south then they’re moving up north, and they’ve just bought a new house with their missus after living down south.

“The last thing they will want to do is be up north when Christmas time comes around, normally you get reset in January when now is the time that the merry-go-round starts.

“We’re working, and anyone that we bring in permanently has got to be a good player.

“We have to be confident that they are going to be a very, very good player for this club.

“We’re trying to find that balance to improve, and to be right going forward for the club.

“There is one or two we have enquired about, but when you enquire about a player the club has got to want to let them go and the player has got to want to come.

“Then you’ve got to start negotiations, so it doesn’t happen overnight.”