Cup Tied Pair Miss Macclesfield Game

Last updated : 21 November 2002 By Andy Beill
Michael Branch
Michael Branch - watches FA Cup from the stands
Their clubs - Wolves and Notts County respectively - have denied City permission to play them, otherwise they would be cup-tied when their loan deals end.

Branch is with City for another four weeks, while Deeney's stay is set to be extended by another month as well. Youth team 'keeper Danny Harvey could make the bench in Deeney's place.

Meanwhile, defenders Matt Bloomer and Ben Petty have returned to Boothferry Park after being loaned out, and will play for the Reserves tonight at Scunthorpe. Greg Strong continues his fight back from injury, while Shaun Smith should also make the side after a thigh injury. Forward Lawrie Dudfield will still be missing.