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Coral Windows Stadium (ATT 10,621) 9th April 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: T Harrington

Bradford Bradford City vs Bristol Rovers Bristol R

Bradford 4

N Wells (6, pen 22)
A Davies (45+5)
G Thompson (57)

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Bristol R 1

T Hitchcock (50)

Bradford v Bristol R preview

Last Updated: 08/04/13 5:33pm

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Andrew Davies: Available for selection

Andrew Davies: Available for selection

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

Bradford trio Andrew Davies, Rory McArdle and James Hanson are all expected to be fit to face Bristol Rovers after shaking off knocks.

Defenders Davies and McArdle, plus striker Hanson have received treatment for minor bumps and bruises following Saturday's physical encounter against Northampton, but manager Phil Parkinson could name an unchanged starting line-up.

Parkinson has no major new injury or suspension problems, but must decide whether to utilise his squad as he prepares his side for a fourth game in the space of 12 days.

Winger Zavon Hines, midfielder Nathan Doyle, defenders Michael Nelson and Carl McHugh, plus goalkeeper Matt Duke are all pushing for recalls after starting on the bench in recent matches as Bradford bid to extend their unbeaten run to five matches.

The Bantams could climb into a play-off place with a victory.

Bristol Rovers remain without skipper Tom Parkes.

The Pirates have won six of their last eight games and are five points off a play-off place, and three behind the Bantams, with four games left to play.

But John Ward's men will go into pivotal encounter without their captain as Parkes serves the second game of his two-match ban after accumulating 10 yellow cards during the campaign.

Loanee Clayton McDonald was handed a full debut in Parkes' place on Saturday as Rovers beat AFC Wimbledon 1-0, and is expected to continue in defence.

Winger Ellis Harrison was withdrawn at the weekend after suffering a dead leg but is expected to shake off the knock to keep his place in the starting XI.

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2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 26 41
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
13 Cambridge United 25 35
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 25 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Carlisle United 27 27
23 Dagenham & Redbridge 26 26
24 Hartlepool United 27 18