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Coral Windows Stadium (ATT 10,087) 12th January 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: J Simpson

Bradford Bradford City vs Oxford United Oxford Utd

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S Rigg (18)
P Leven (pen 90)

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Last Updated: 11/01/13 10:15am

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Gray: Selection poser for Bantams

Gray: Selection poser for Bantams

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Bradford City and Oxford United at Coral Windows.

Andy Gray could be in line for his second debut for Bradford after completing a permanent switch from Leeds.

Striker Gray, 35, who teams back up with boss Phil Parkinson - the pair were at Charlton together - spent two years at Valley Parade from 2002-4 and is hoping to go straight into the starting line-up.

Parkinson may want to add some fresh legs to his forward line following his side's midweek Capital One Cup heroics against Aston Villa and James Hanson could be rested.

Winger Kyel Reid is pushing for a recall to the starting line-up following his recent recovery from a long-term groin injury, while Ritchie Jones and Ricky Ravenhill offer Parkinson alternative options in midfield.

Parkinson has no new injury or suspension problems apart from the odd minor knock as Bradford chase their first league win in four matches in a bid to climb back into a play-off place.

Oxford are hopeful influential midfielder Peter Leven will return for the trip.

The former MK Dons man missed their Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat to Southend with a sore knee sustained against Sheffield United last weekend.

But the U's staff are optimistic he will be back in contention to face the Capital One Cup giantkillers.

Striker James Constable will be suspended again after his second red card of the campaign and despite fellow striker Tyrone Marsh scoring on Tuesday the youngster is set to be replaced in the starting line-up.

Fellow forward Jon-Paul Pittman is still out but centre-back Michael Duberry is pushing for a start after being rested in midweek.

Southend loanee Lewis Montrose could not feature in midweek as he was cup-tied but he could be involved at Valley Parade while Deane Smalley and Adam Chapman come into contention after spells on the sidelines.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Luton Town 15 30
2 Wycombe Wanderers 15 29
3 Burton Albion 15 28
4 Shrewsbury Town 15 27
5 Bury 15 27
6 Plymouth Argyle 15 26
7 Newport County AFC 15 23
8 Morecambe 14 23
9 Southend United 15 22
10 Cheltenham Town 15 22
11 Cambridge United 15 21
12 AFC Wimbledon 15 20
13 Portsmouth 15 20
14 Stevenage 15 20
15 Accrington Stanley 15 20
16 Exeter City 14 19
17 Mansfield Town 15 19
18 Northampton Town 15 18
19 Oxford United 15 16
20 Carlisle United 15 15
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 15 15
22 York City 15 12
23 Tranmere Rovers 15 11
24 Hartlepool United 15 11