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York finished fifth in the National League North table last season, which earned them a spot in the quarter-finals of the playoffs, where they beat Chorley before overcoming Brackley Town in the semi-finals.

The Minstermen then secured a return to the National League by recording a 2-0 victory over Boston United in the final of the playoffs, and they will be present in the fifth tier for the first time since the 2016-17 season.

There is no getting away from the fact that it has been a tough few years for York, who were a Football League side in 2016, but securing a return to the National League for the coming term was a big step forward.

John Askey‘s side learned on Wednesday that they will open their National League campaign at home to Woking on August 6 before making the trip to Maidstone United in their second fixture one week later.

York have been incredibly busy this summer in terms of incomings, with Luke JamesLenell John-Lewis and Fraser Kerr among the players to arrive on free transfers for the coming campaign

York are likely to hand debuts to a number of new arrivals in this match, with James, Manny DukuScott Boden, Fraser Kerr and Scott Burgess all in line to start.

The team could be unrecognisable from the one that finished last season, with a number of players also moving on at the end of their contracts, so it is set to be a fascinating campaign for the club.

Ethan Ross has also arrived on loan from Stockport County and could start between the sticks, while Mitch Hancox might be given the nod at left-back for the home side.

As mentioned, Lenihan and Giles both made their Boro debuts in the five-goal win over Bishop Auckland, and it would not be a surprise to see the pair named in the first XI once again.

The Championship outfit could line up in a 3-5-2 formation, with Jonny HowsonMatt Crooks and Riley McGree potentially again featuring as the midfield three.

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Duncan Watmore could also continue in the final third of the field, while there might be a second appearance for the club for Liam Roberts, who has arrived on a free transfer from Northampton Town this summer.

York City possible starting lineup:
Ross; Fallowfield, Kerr, Hancox, Crookes; Burgess, Mafuta, Greaves; James, Duku, Bosen

Middlesbrough possible starting lineup:
Roberts; Lenihan, McNair, Bilongo; Smith, Howson, Crooks, McGree, Giles; Watmore, Coburn

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