York City vs Boston United: How to watch, kick-off time, predicted lineups, team news and ones to watch
LNER Community Stadium (Photo: Ryan Brookes)

York City couldn't quite find a way past Southport on Saturday, who had only lost once at home in the league this season, but putting that draw behind them, The Minstermen now look ahead to a huge game against Boston on Tuesday.

Despite trailing to Southport twice in the match, City pegged them back twice before taking the lead through Olly Dyson with 10 minutes to play. However, it was heartbreak for the visitors as Southport managed to claim a point in the final minute.

On the other hand, Boston visit the City of York three points behind their opponents and look to turn over a new leaf following their home loss to league leaders Gateshead. The Pilgrims have failed to win two consecutive matches since January.

Gateshead seemed just too strong for Boston as they completed the double over them. The Heed opened the scoring on seven minutes, and regained the lead after the break following Danny Elliot's first half penalty, which put him into the top 100 all time scorers for United.

  • Team news

York aren't hugely affected by their injury list at this stage of the season however midfielder AJ Greaves is yet to return to the squad following his injury against Darlington two weeks ago.

Veteran striker Clayton Donaldson was, without reason, left out of the matchday 16 on Saturday and manager John Askey later revealed it was just a knock and he may be back available for Tuesday.

On the Boston side, there is quite an extensive list with defenders Keenan Ferguson, Scott Garner and Matt Tootle all out injured. Plus, a midfield option in Paul Green is sidelined too.

Former Minstermen Jake Wright Jr. and Ntumba Massanka are also a doubt for United.

The problems continue for The Pilgrims with Jake Wright Sr suspended after a recent red card.

  • Predicted lineups

York City: Jameson; Duckworth, Brown, Kouogun, Barrow; McLaughlin, Hancox, Wright; McKay, Dyson; John-Lewis

Boston United: Dewhurst; Duxbury, Leesley, Shiels, Nicholson; Platt, Byrne, Abbott, Pollock; Burrow, Elliott

  • Ones to watch

Jack McKay

After joining from Curzon Ashton earlier in the season, McKay has popped up here and there with a few goals, most recently against Southport on Saturday when he came off the bench and equalised with his first touch.

The pacy winger has faced Boston a number of times in his career but is yet to score against them, so could this be the chance?

Scott Pollock

Pollock has been key for Boston since joining them on a one-month loan from Northampton Town. Tuesday's fixture will be the penultimate game for the recently turned 21-year-old and he will be hoping to make a worthy impact against The Minstermen.

Usually appearing in midfield, Pollock has already set the tone whilst with The Pilgrims, getting off to a flying start with a debut goal in a 3-2 win over Kettering before an 87th minute winner at Guiseley which added to the birthday celebrations.

  • Previous meeting

York City travelled to the Jakemans Community Stadium back in October where they hoped to claim their sixth league win of the season, but it turned out to be their fifth loss instead.

Boston found the lead 10 minutes in through a Danny Elliott penalty, before York's Michael Woods equalised seven minutes later, getting on the end of a long throw into the mixer.

The final blow was cruelly dealt with seven minutes to play as Karl Byrne converted the second penalty of the Match for The Pilgrims.

  • What the managers have said

York boss John Askey  spoke on the challenge of Boston United visiting following his side's 3-3 draw.

"With two games at home to come, we can hopefully take advantage."

"They've just go to keep doing what they're doing and if they do that and show the fight that they're doing. With the ability we have got in the team we'll be fine.

Pilgrims manager Paul Cox also talked to the media after a 2-1 defeat at home to Gateshead.

(Speaking on away form) "We're looking a lot better than we were. Huge improvements in terms of certain parts of our game. We've just took four points from two really tough fixtures away from home."

  • How to watch and listen

Tickets and admission are available on the day for the following prices:

Adults: £20

Infants (6-11): £6

U19/Student: £8

Concession/65+: £15

Other than watching the game live at the LNER Community Stadium, there will be no livestream, but commentary is available from BBC Radio York and York Hospital Radio.

Kickoff is at 19:45 GMT.

Both clubs and Jorvik Radio will be providing live updates through their social media channels.

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