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Match preview: Barnsley FC

By Ian Appleyard | 9th July 2018

Veteran striker Jon Parkin will line-up against his hometown club on Tuesday night when City host Barnsley in a pre-season friendly at Bootham Crescent (kick-off 7pm).

Barnsley-born Parkin, who was City's leading marksman last season with 25 goals, will also be presented with the Press' 'Player of the Year' award before the game. 

Now 36, Big Jon started his career with the Tykes and made his first team debut aged 17 in 1998.

He subsequently joined City in 2002 and stayed for an initial two year spell before moving onto Maccesfield Town, Hull City, Stoke City, Preston North End, Cardiff City, Doncaster Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Scunthorpe United, Fleetwood Town, Forest Green Rovers, and Newport County.

Parkin returned to City in November 2016 and signed a new deal with the club last season.

City midfielder Simon Heslop also started his career at Barnsley and made one first team appearance.

Barnsley, relegated from the Championship last season, appointed German coach Daniel Stendel in the summer and his side opened their pre-season programme with a 2-0 win against Gainsborough Trinity last weekend.

Team news: City manager Martin Gray will be without defender Tom Allan who suffered a minor knee injury in Saturday's 2-1 victory at Shildon AFC.

New signings Jordan Burrow, Jake Wright, Macaulay Langstaff, Russ Penn, and Wes York are all likely to be involved but fullback Kallum Griffith is doubtful with an ankle injury.

Admission to Tuesday night's game is 'pay-on-the-turnstile' only - with prices £8 adults and £4 concessions.








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