Date: 29th March 2018 at 11:30am
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It’s only positive news for York City regarding the midweek knocks to Alex Kempster, Louis Almond and Alex Pattison.

All three had to be withdrawn during the dramatic 3-2 home success over Southport on Tuesday evening, but the injuries are not as bad as initially feared.

Indeed the attacking trio could all be involved for the weekend arrival of Chorley to Bootham Crescent.

“They’ve [Kempster and Almond] both been assessed and are not as bad as we thought they were – so that’s great news,” manager Martin Gray told BBC Radio York. “We’ll assess them tomorrow again and see where they are for the weekend.

“Alex Pattison’s looking really, really good, but equally the two forwards that came off are nowhere near as bad as what we thought. So we’re hopeful that they’ll be right for the weekend.”

Meanwhile, leading scorer Jon Parkin was already an absentee for the Southport game due to undergoing minor “cleaning up” surgery on his knee.

“It’s been good and is just normal procedure for Jon,” Gray insisted. “Get it flushed out and cleaned up. It won’t be long before he’s back on the training ground. It’s nothing big and a really quick turnaround the way that they do it.”

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