York City top scorer Jon Parkin is doubtful for this weekend’s trip to top-of-the-table Harrogate Town.
The 35-year-old veteran, who passed 200 career goals with his brace during Saturday’s 2-1 FA Cup win at Salford, has reservations about playing on the North Yorkshire rivals’ 3G pitch.
Parkin was rested when City played on Harlow’s artificial turf in last season’s FA Trophy.
He went on to complete the full 90 minutes on Sutton’s synthetic surface during a 2-2 draw in March, but the ex-Stoke and Hull striker still believes he is feeling the after effects of that experience and, on the possibility of featuring against a Harrogate team who currently lie eight points ahead of the Minstermen in the National League North table, Parkin admitted: “We’re going to have to discuss things because, last season, my knee was feeling brilliant and, then, I played at Sutton and I’m still feeling it now to be honest.”
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