Feb 24 2011 By Chris Slavin
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GARRY Haylock could face a selection dilemma for the visit of York City with Delroy Preddie having filled the number one spot impressively in recent weeks.
Fans favourite Preddie kept a clean sheet as stand-in goalkeeper to help Hayes & Yeading defeat Southport on Saturday and Haylock must decide whether to stick with him or pitch 39-year-old Lee Harrison (pictured) straight back in.
Harrison has been struggling with a groin injury in recent weeks and it may be too much of a risk to put him straight back in for the visit of the Minstermen.
"Lee struggled against Gateshead so we brought Delroy in," said Haylock. "It is a combination that Lee is not fully fit and Delroy has done well. We will make a decision on that from week to week."
Hayes & Yeading head into Saturday's match in more confident mood with Haylock having apparently cured his side's defensive ills with a 5-3-2 formation in recent weeks.
With his side having the second worst defensive record in the league, Haylock recently tried to bring in two centre-backs after making enquiries for Crystal Palace youngster Jack Holland and AFC Wimbledon's Ed Harris.
But the current crop appear to have turned the corner in recent weeks and Haylock said: "Maybe the fact that they know I have been trying to bring someone in has made people step up their games.
"We have certainly worked on it very hard, sometimes you work on it for three or four weeks and it only clicks at the end of that spell. In the last four games we have only conceded two goals and have got six points - it makes a big difference."
Mid-table York City visit Church Road in inconsistent form after Tuesday night's disappointing 0-0 draw at Altrincham.
They also have a big problem in defence with key centre-back David McGurk having come off injured in that match with a suspected metatarsal injury that could rule him out for the season.
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