WHO ARE THE SHOTS PLAYING?
Shots return to league action at the EBB, hosting York City at 3pm on Saturday. York are currently sat in 7th place, with 22 points from their opening 14 fixtures, and have won three of their last four league fixtures.
HOW DID THEY DO LAST SEASON?
York finished 5th in the National League North last season, qualifying them for the playoffs. From there, York went on to secure promotion back to the National League after beating Boston United 2-0 in the playoff final.
In the FA Cup, York went on an impressive run which saw them make it to the first round, a tie which they eventually lost 1-0 to Buxton. Their FA Trophy run saw them make it from the second round all the way to the semi-finals, where they lost to eventual competition winners Bromley.
HOW HAVE WE GOT ON AGAINST THEM IN THE PAST?
Shots and York last met in 16-17, the season the visitors went down. The first tie in October 2016 was won 1-0 by Shots, with Bernard Mensah scoring the only goal of the game. In the reverse fixture, Shots were held by a 10-man York at home.
WHO IS THEIR GAFFER?
Current York manager is John Askey. In his playing days, Askey made over 500 appearances in a 19 year spell with Macclesfield, and he took his first steps into management with Macclesfield. Askey was first appointed reserve team manager, but was later given a caretaker role in October 2003. He later had another spell at the club between 2013-2018, before going on to manage Shrewsbury and Port Vale. Askey was appointed York manager in November 2021. In his first season at the club, he guided York back to the National League.
YORK SQUAD UPDATE:
Without injury or suspension, York are expected to play their strongest 11 this weekend. Ethan Ross is likely to be involved, having started all of York’s opening 14 fixtures in net. Maziar Kouhyar, Olly Dyson and new arrival from Dunfermline Athletic Dan Pybus have all started and played in the opening 14 fixtures alongside Ross, so are also expected to start this weekend. Other new signings Lenell John-Lewis and Ryan Fallowfield, as well as Maxim Kouogun have all played over 1000 minutes this season, so are all also likely to feature.
The only ex-Shot in the York side is stopper Ethan Ross, who spent nine games on loan at the EBB towards the end of last season, keeping one clean sheet in the process.
As the fixture is tomorrow, fans purchasing tickets have passed the early bird ticket prices. Tickets will be available to buy on the day of the game from the club shop with cash or card or by card for the East Bank from turnstile eight.
Tickets can be bought online HERE, and are priced as follows:
- Adult: £20
- Senior (over 65): £16
- Military personnel: £16
- Disabled: £16
- Young person (18-20): £16
- Junior (11-17): £7
- Under 11: FREE
HOW TO FOLLOW THE GAME:
As always, live updates will be posted on Shots official Twitter @OfficialShots, and you can catch up with highlights of the game on the Aldershot YouTube channel HERE after the final whistle has gone.
There will be live BBC Surrey Sport online commentary of the game with Rob Worrall and a guest summariser.