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York City: Scouting Report


Jamie Fullarton will be hoping his Notts squad can achieve their third successive away with since he took charge. The Magpies' confidence has increased on the road since the departure of Ricardo Moniz with fans in attendance and in spirit will hope this continues for as long as possible.

York City will be hoping their home form prevails against County, with them last claiming victory against Stevenage back on the turn of last month.

They have won one of their last six games, having drawn two and losing three - The Minstermen are 16 points below Notts who are currently bottom of the League Two table.

Run-down of their last six games.

Monday 28th December – Mansfield Town 1 York City 1
Saturday 2nd January – Yeovil Town 1 York City 0
Saturday 16th January – York City 0 Newport County 1
Saturday 23rd January – Carlisle United 1 York City 1
Saturday 30th January – York City 2 Stevenage 1
Saturday 6th February – Northampton Town 2 York City 0

The Players – Fact Sheet

Highest Goal Scorers; Vadaine Oliver 8, Michael Coulson 5, James Berrett 4 and Luke Summerfield 4.

Persistent Foulers; Vadaine Oliver 7 yellow cards and 1 red card, Dave Winfield 7 yellow cards, James Berrett 7 yellow cards and Marvin McCoy 4 yellow cards.

The Key Players.

Scott Flinders on his day can be a very decent keeper, especially if protected by his defence.

If I singled out three players who seem to be key to the Minstermen's team - they would be Michael Coulson, Vadaine Olver and Russell Penn.

Whilst Kenny McEvoy deserves an honourable mention.

Style of Play, Strengths, and Weaknesses.

From all the highlights I have seen, York City haven't really shown much direction with their play. They seem to struggle to get hold of the ball, which seems to create scrappy play - whilst at times they can pass it around nicely, as you can imagine this isn't the case often and their fans do seem to encourage better play at home.

They play as a unit, keeping passes as simple as possible.

When they do play well, their attacks are certainly from the heart and with the ability to get forward they can appear to be lethal - however, prone to making poor decisions on goal, often leaves their breaks unrewarded.

Weaknesses within their defences highlights that they do not look up to much against good sides, with those that play attacking minded football. They tend to back of their opposition, leaving space and their marking seems to be missing - as does their positioning.

Ball from corners and blistering shots seems to make Scott Flinders and his defence struggle.

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