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York Preview

31 August 2012

We look forward to Saturday's big game

We look forward to tomorrow’s npower League Two fixture against York City.

The U’s
United welcome Deane Smalley and Jake Forster-Caskey back into the squad after injury ruled them both out of Tuesday's game at Leeds. Smalley has overcome a slight groin problem while Forster-Caskey has responded well to treatment on an ankle problem. Both travel with the squad today as they head north to train at Doncaster this afternoon.

Defender Daniel Boateng made his debut on Tuesday as a late sub at Elland Road after signing on loan from Arsenal that afternoon and Manager Chris Wilder was pleased to sign a player with such a good pedigree available:
"It’s really important that we got Danny Boateng in, with games in midweek then Saturday fixtures," Chris told Yellow Player. "Danny has come in for six months and he’s a player I know quite a lot about by watching him play for the Arsenal Reserves. He’s been at Arsenal since he was 11 and you don’t stay at clubs like Arsenal if you can’t play."

See video interviews with both Chris Wilder and Daniel Boateng in Yellow Player right now.

The Opposition
York have made three new signings this week, including Clarke Carlisle, who completed a medical on Thursday morning. The 32-year-old central defender is also the Chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association and an ambassador for the "Kick It Out" anti-racism campaign. He spoke to the club's website, saying:
“I'm absolutely delighted. You know, after the whole of pre-season has passed I was umming and ahhing about what to do with my personal future, and then I thought the chance had passed because everyone had finalised their squads. So I'm delighted that such a successful club took an interest.”

Scott Dobie and Charlie Taylor have also signed. Carlisle and Dobie were both free agents, while Taylor, who lives in York, has come on loan from Leeds United. 

Bootham Crescent, York, YO30 7AQ
There is space on the terrace behind the goal for 1,434 visiting supporters. This fixture is PAY ON THE DAY and prices are as follows:
Adult £16.00
Over 65/Under 16 £10.00
Students (with NUS card) £10.00
Ambulant disabled supporters, prices as above (inc. PA)
Supporters wishing to transfer to the seating area will be able to pay a £1.00 upgrade fee at the turnstiles.
Wheelchair supporters should contact York City direct on 01904 624447

TRAVEL (189 miles from Oxford)
Exit A64 at signpost York North A1237, Harrogate A59. At the 1st roundabouts go straight on (signposted York North, Harrogate) onto the A1237. Stay on A1237 for approximately 5 miles, over 3 roundabouts and over the River Ouse. At the 4th roundabout, turn right (signposted York Centre A19) onto Shipton Road, follow for approximately 1.5 miles and at the lights by the village green go straight on (signposted City Centre). After half a mile turn left by the Burton Stone Pub onto Burton Stone Lane, take the 1st right onto Grosvenor Road and follow to the ground.
Travel details courtesy of 

Departure times: Kassam Stadium 9.00am, Ice Rink 9.15am
Fares: Adult Member £20.00, Adult Non-Member £22.00
          Junior Member £18.00, Junior Non-Member £20.00

Hear the whole game live in Yellow Player, and follow the game on Twitter @OUFClive. 
We will have a full report and gallery right here at the final whistle, plus the thoughts and reactions of all the key men in Yellow Player as fast as is humanly possible.

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