I'm watching out for tiredness - Westley

Boro boss Graham Westley has admitted the depth of his squad will be tested in the end of season run-in due to the hectic Blue Square Premier schedule. Westley s men come up against York City tonight after coming through a bruising battle against Oxford

Boro boss Graham Westley has admitted the depth of his squad will be tested in the end of season run-in due to the hectic Blue Square Premier schedule.

Westley's men come up against York City tonight after coming through a bruising battle against Oxford on Saturday and the Boro boss said he will have to watch out for signs of tiredness in his squad.

"Legs are going to start to feel weary," Westley told The Comet. "The Saturday-Tuesday schedule really starts to take its toll on players.

"You have got to use your squad in these situations to make sure you have got fresh legs out there and really give a good account of ourselves."

David Bridges (knee) and Andy Drury (hamstring) are already out of the trip to the Kit Kat Crescent and Westley has got plenty to ponder over who will fill the vacant midfield slots alongside Mitchell Cole and Michael Bostwick.

The central midfield spot looks to be a straight battle between Darren Murphy and Gary Mills while Junior Mendes is likely to continue on the right bearing in mind Lawrie Wilson is out through suspension.

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"We have obviously got injuries to contend with as well," added Westley. "David (Bridges) will be missing, as is Drury, Lawrie Wilson's suspension starts on Tuesday, so there's plenty for us to think about."

York currently sit perilously close to the relegation zone and Westley believes they are likely to prove dangerous opponents for his side.

"They are fighting for their lives at one end of the table and we are fighting for our lives at the other end.

"It's going to be two very motivated sides again. It's going to be a difficult trip for us under the circumstances and we are going to have to work really hard to bring the three points back home.

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