Relegated York City return to League 2 action on Saturday afternoon as they welcome promotion chasing Bristol Rovers to Bootham Crescent.

The Pirates arrive in North Yorkshire in fourth position in the League 2 table and are just a point behind Oxford United who currently occupy the final automatic promotion spot.

York City go into the match with no fresh injury concerns. Striker Jake Hyde remains a doubt with an ongoing groin problem while other regular absentee Michael Coulson was released from his contract early in midweek. Centre half Dave Winfield is pushing for a recall after having to be content with a place amongst the substitutes in the defeat at Accrington Stanley last time out.

Visitors Bristol Rovers go into the Bootham Crescent clash unbeaten in their last five matches and also have no new injury concerns. Defender Tom Lockyer is fit to feature for Darrell Clarke’s side after recovering from a knock sustained in the 3-1 home victory over local rivals Exeter City last weekend.

Bristol Rovers know that they cannot afford to drop points against The Minstermen if they are to make sure that their automatic promotion push will continue into the final weekend of the season but York City have been difficult to beat on their own turf in recent weeks with City unbeaten in five home league matches.

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