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Proact Stadium (ATT 7,290) 13th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: B Malone

Chesterfld Chesterfield vs Bradford City Bradford

Chesterfld 2

T Darikwa (70)
S Togwell (90+3)

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Bradford 2

N Wells (36)
R Ravenhill (79)

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Last Updated: 13/04/13 2:43pm

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Marc Richards: Nursing an ankle injury

Marc Richards: Nursing an ankle injury

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Chesterfield and Bradford at the Proact Stadium.

Marc Richards remains Chesterfield's only injury concern ahead of the crucial clash with their fellow League Two play-off hopefuls.

The striker has a chance of being fit for Saturday's game after missing the victory at Barnet last weekend with the ankle injury that forced him off against his former club Port Vale on April 1.

Blues boss Paul Cook said: "He trained on his own with the physio (on Thursday) and came through that okay. He'll be touch and go but we might put him in the squad if we can.

"If we can get him on the bench and are able to bring him on to give everyone a lift, then we'll do that. But we have to be careful to not cause more damage just for the sake of one game, however important it might be, and risk not having him for the rest of the season."

Defender Richard Brindley and striker Armand Gnanduillet were left out of the squad against Barnet following a breakdown in contract talks but both players have trained as usual this week and are available for selection.

Bradford manager Phil Parkinson is expected to name the same starting line-up for the fourth successive game.

Parkinson, who has no new injury or suspension worries, has steered his side into the last play-off spot following four wins and a draw and is unlikely to make any changes.

Midfielder Ricky Ravenhill is expected to shake off a knock sustained in the midweek win over Bristol Rovers and should start again.

Nathan Doyle and Will Atkinson both provide Parkinson with extra options in midfield, while defenders Michael Nelson and Carl McHugh, winger Zavon Hines and striker Alan Connell are all pushing for recalls.

Jon McLaughlin has started the last five matches and is expected to continue in goal, with Matt Duke on the substitutes' bench again.

The Bantams are a point better off than the team immediately below them, Exeter, with a game in hand.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
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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