DIPO AKINYEMI is set to miss York City’s Vanarama National League clash with Maidenhead United on Saturday, as well as the huge Emirates FA Cup second round match with Wigan Athletic next week.

Assistant boss Neil Cox confirmed that Akinyemi’s hamstring injury could sideline the forward for the next three weeks, after pulling up in Tuesday night’s 2-0 victory over Oxford City.

It’s a blow to York who will also be without the cup-tied Will Davies for the Wigan match, with Lenell John-Lewis being City’s only registered striker for the FA Cup.

“The temptation is there, but I think Dipo might miss out,” Cox confirmed.

“He might miss out with a hamstring problem, he probably will do and we’ll have a look at who else is done.

“We haven’t done a lot today because we gave them a them a two day break, they were in but they were off at the gym.

“We’ll have a good look at everybody tomorrow and the gaffer will pick when we train down in Birmingham tomorrow.

“I don’t think he will be (ready). He’ll probably miss the cup games, which is a blow for us because we’ve only just got him back.

“We knew that when he missed pre-season he was going to struggle, one was a kick and the other was a little bit of a hamstring problem.

“Hopefully in a couple of weeks we can get him fit, and after the cup games he will be back in hopefully.”

Cox also provided an update on defenders Adam Crookes and Michael Duckworth, with the latter back in full training and nearing a return to first-team action.

Duckworth is yet to make a first-team appearance in the Vanarama National League this season after an important role under former boss Mikey Morton last campaign, whilst Crookes continues to recover after making his last appearance in October’s trip to Eastleigh.

“Adam has just been with the physio, he’s just started running so we will probably just be careful with him.

“Obviously after this there are cup games, that he probably won’t be involved in, hopefully he might be back for the (FA) Trophy.

“He’s (Duckworth) training fully now, he was involved in the cup because there are a lot of subs in the cup.

“He was easier to go in it, he’s back in full training, yet again with the cup comes and the Trophy comes I’m sure he’ll be fighting for a place in the team or on the bench.”

Cox was also pleased with the work rate of winger Maziar Kouhyar after his return to the starting eleven on Tuesday night, but is wary that Saturday’s match with Maidenhead may be too far of a stretch for the fans favourite.

“I thought he was excellent and I thought his work rate was excellent.

“We knew that he was going to blow up because he’s been off for a while, but he put in a good shift and that will benefit him.

“ He was alright today, he was a little bit tired today, but we’ll see how he goes tomorrow in a full training session to see if we can get anything out of him on Saturday.”