Morecambe welcome non league bound York City to the Globe Arena on Saturday afternoon in a fixture which sees both clubs end poor League 2 campaigns.

Morecambe are currently sitting in 21st position in the League 2 table and are without a victory in their last six league fixtures while York City have endured a miserable campaign in which they have won just seven league matches and face the prospect of earning the end of season wooden spoon.

The home side go into the match with a number of injury concerns. Defenders Shaun Beeley and Ryan Edwards and striker Tom Barkhuizen all face a race against time to be fit for the match. Defender Andy Parrish is expected to play through the pain barrier with a broken nose.

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley is unable to call on the services of Northern Ireland Under-21 international defender Luke Conlan as the player has returned to parent club Burnley after suffering a gashed leg.

York City arrive in Lancashire looking to avoid the unwanted record of finishing the season bottom of League 2. The Minstermen are set to be without left back Femi Ilesanmi (hamstring) and striker Reece Thompson (personal reasons) but top scorer Vadaine Oliver could return after recovering from calf problem.

City manager Jackie McNamara is set to shuffle his pack following last weekend’s heavy home defeat to promotion chasing Bristol Rovers with youngster Kenny McEvoy looking like the most likely candidate for a recall.

It has been a season to forget for York City and the club faces an uncertain future in non league football with a number of changes set to be made over the summer.


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