Football: York seek Little upset

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ALAN LITTLE is hoping his York City side can enhance their reputation for League Cup upsets tonight when they begin their Worthington Cup campaign with a first-round first-leg tie against Sunderland at Bootham Crescent.

York disposed of Manchester United and Everton in two of the last three seasons, and Little, a Newcastle supporter, said: "I always look for [Newcastle] results so it would be great to put one over on Sunderland. This is a big draw for us.

"We've a reputation in the Cup and it's important we keep the tie alive. We're also the home team and so the emphasis will be on us to get a result."

Little must decide whether to give the wing-back Gordon Connelly his debut. With four players injured and two suspended, Connelly could be given his chance.

The one-time York player, Darren Williams, will again deputise for Sunderland's Lee Clark, who has a broken leg, while John Mullin is available again after suspension.