France To Fill In

Last updated : 23 January 2004 By Andy Beill
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Ryan France - gets first team call-up
Jason Price is suspended after picking up five yellow cards, so the former Alfreton Town player is set to take his place on the right flank. Peter Taylor does have the option of playing Danny Allsopp or Stuart Green out wide, but France appears to be the front-runner to come in as a straight swap.

Centre back Justin Whittle has suffered a calf injury so won't be on the substitutes bench. As Alton Thelwell is ruled out for a month with a groin injury, Steve Burton may provide the defensive cover. Midfielder Dean Keates could also take a place on the bench if Lee Marshall's loan fails to go through in time.

The game is all-ticket for City fans, and they will be on sale until 5pm today.

Expected line-up (4-4-2): Myhill; Hinds, Joseph, Delaney, Dawson; France, Green, Ashbee, Elliott; Allsopp, Burgess.
Subs: Musselwhite, Burton, Holt, Keates, Forrester.