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Kyel Reid: Set for late fitness test

Kyel Reid: Set for late fitness test

Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two play-off final between Bradford and Northampton at Wembley (kick-off 13:30).

Bradford midfielder Kyel Reid is manager Phil Parkinson's only injury concern.

Reid, nursing a troublesome groin in recent weeks, was forced out of the second leg of the Bantams' semi-final win at Burton and could face a late fitness test.

Will Atkinson and Zavon Hines may come into contention if Reid fails to make it , while Parkinson will otherwise select from a full-strength squad.

Parkinson said: "Reidy has trained and we'll continue to monitor him. He's a good player, but he'll have to be right in my mind for me to play him because we've got other good players as well.

"Everybody has trained well this week and looking confident. Kyel was the only one who missed last week's training, but that was more precautionary than anything else."

Northampton will be almost at full strength for the end-of-season showpiece.

Alex Nicholls is the only man not available to Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd. The striker has been absent since suffering a broken leg in October.

It means Boothroyd has several selection issues to ponder, most notably in defence.

Nathan Cameron was outstanding in both legs of the semi-final against Cheltenham but his place comes under pressure from club captain Kelvin Langmead, who is fit again after a knee injury.

Joe Widdowson has also recovered from his knee problem and comes back into the reckoning after making a return to training this week.

Saturday's meeting will be the fifth time the two clubs have clashed this season.

Bradford edged both league games 1-0 and narrowly got the better of Northampton again in the FA Cup first round, winning on penalties following a 3-3 draw in the replay after the initial tie at Sixfields had finished 1-1.

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1 Scunthorpe United 42 76
2 Rochdale 42 75
3 Chesterfield 42 74
4 Fleetwood Town 42 69
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 42 62
7 Oxford United 42 62
8 York City 42 61
9 Plymouth Argyle 42 58
10 Mansfield Town 42 56
11 Bury 42 54
12 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 54
13 Newport County AFC 42 53
14 AFC Wimbledon 42 52
15 Cheltenham Town 42 52
16 Portsmouth 42 51
17 Accrington Stanley 42 50
18 Hartlepool United 42 49
19 Morecambe 42 49
20 Exeter City 42 48
21 Bristol Rovers 42 47
22 Wycombe Wanderers 42 46
23 Northampton Town 42 46
24 Torquay United 42 39