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Ricky Ravenhill: Doubtful for Bantams

Ricky Ravenhill: Doubtful for Bantams

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Bradford City and Bristol Rovers at Valley Parade.

Bradford midfielder Ricky Ravenhill is a major doubt.

Ravenhill sustained a shin injury in the midweek win over Wycombe and although X-rays later confirmed there is no fracture, he suffered heavy bruising and could miss out.

Nathan Doyle replaced Ravenhill on Tuesday night and is likely to return to the starting line-up if Ravenhill fails to make it.

Manager Phil Parkinson, who has no new injury or suspension worries, has been boosted by the availability of defender Carl McHugh, who has been allowed to join up with the Republic of Ireland Under-21s after the match.

Parkinson must decide whether to start with leading goalscorer Nahki Wells on the bench again, while fellow forward Alan Connell, defender Michael Nelson, McHugh, goalkeeper Matt Duke and midfielder Will Atkinson are all in contention as the Bantams chase back-to-back home wins in a bid to keep their outside play-off hopes alive.

Bristol Rovers are set to be boosted by the return of winger Joe Anyinsah.

The former Carlisle man has only played twice in March and has had to be taken off in the first half on both occasions with hamstring trouble.

But the 28-year-old has overcome that issue and is set to be available to feature.

That trip comes too soon for midfielder Oliver Norburn who is sidelined with an ankle injury which forced him out of the 2-0 win over Port Vale.

Rovers boss John Ward, whose side have won four of their last five league games, remains without long-term injury absentees Matt Gill, Matt Harrold and Scott Beaven.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 21 42
2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
3 Luton Town 21 40
4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
9 Bury 21 31
10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
15 AFC Wimbledon 21 27
16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13