Preview: York City v Morecambe

York City boss Russ Wilcox.
York City boss Russ Wilcox.
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Morecambe visit Bootham Crescent on Tuesday night looking for their first win in two years against York.

Manager

Russ Wilcox

A former Doncaster and Preston North End defender, Wilcox was twice named in the PFA team of the year making over 500 professional appearances. Set the all-time record for the longest unbeaten run at the start of a managerial career with Scunthorpe before leaving in October last year. Was back in work a week later however replacing Nigel Worthington at York.

Key Man

Jake Hyde

The former Barnet striker is York’s top scorer this season with 10 goals in all competitions.

Form

York currently sit in 19th and nine points behind 12th-placed Morecambe. Unbeaten in five, were 1-0 winners over relegation-threatened Hartlepool on Saturday.

History

The teams share six wins apiece since their first meeting in the 1966/7 FA Cup. This season’s reverse fixture at the Globe Arena ended 1-1 in October.

Possible Line-Up

Ingham, McCombe, Lowe, McCoy, Halliday, Penn, Summerfield, Zubar, Coulthirst, Hyde, Coulson

Read the thoughts of Morecambe boss Jim Bentley ahead of the game HERE