Nigel Martyn is due to get his first game tonight. The former England keeper missed the game at Ashton Gate after Chelsea made an approach. Paul Robinson started the match, youngster Scott Carson taking over in goal 20 minutes from the end.
Aston Villa are reported to be preparing a new swoop for Robinson, who originally rejected the move. One of the reasons Martyn turned down Chelsea was his hunger for first-team football - and if Robinson leaves Elland Road, he will almost certainly be installed as number one once again. Robinson misses the trip this time, as he is ‘rested’, and Danny Milosevic takes Carson’s place.
York-born central defender Matthew Kilgallon played the full 90 minutes at Bristol and impressed. Now he is hoping to play against his hometown club.
However, Kilgallon is still inexperienced which is why Reid is taking on loan French central defender Zoumana Camara from Lens.
Jody Morris has a slight ankle injury, so misses out. He may be ready for the friendly trip to Burnley on Sunday, along with Camara. "Jody will start training on Friday, his ankle is a bit sore but it should be alright at the end of the week," confirmed Reid.
Reid is also still waiting on getting FIFA international clearance before he can play Brazilian trialist Rodrigo in tonight's friendly.
"It's another fitness game for us, the object of the exercise is to get your fitness levels in and get your passing right.
"I also have to emphasise my principles on football because I was only in for eight games last season and it was rather hectic, we've done a lot of work concerning that and I am quite pleased the way it has gone."
Meanwhile York player-manager Chris Brass is likely to hand a debut to a former Sunderland player, keeper Craig Turns (19). The young trialist is said to be chased by a number of clubs.
Squad: Martyn, Milosevic, Barmby, Duberry, Harte, Mills, Viduka, Wilcox, Sammi, Rostoe, Smith, Seth Johnson, Batty, Kilgallon, Kelly, Richardson, Okon, Milner, Bakke, McPhail.