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Coral Windows Stadium (ATT 13,570) 14th September 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Harrington

Bradford Bradford City vs Colchester United Colchester

Bradford 2

N Wells (15, 53)

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Colchester 2

J Monakana (28)
J Ibehre (32)
D Pappoe (S/O 90+2)

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Last Updated: 14/09/13 3:00pm

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Andy Gray: Available for selection

Andy Gray: Available for selection

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Bradford and Colchester at Valley Parade.

Bradford striker Andy Gray could be included in the squad for the first time this season.

The much-travelled 35-year-old has not been involved so far this season due to a broken arm but played in a midweek friendly at York and make the bench.

Defender Rory McArdle has returned unscathed from international duty with Northern Ireland and will be vying with fit-again Luke Oliver for a place in the starting line-up.

Manager Phil Parkinson will monitor the fitness of a couple of unnamed players who sustained knocks during training this week as Bradford bid to maintain their 100% home record this season.

Jeffrey Monakana is poised to make his debut for depleted Colchester against the Bantams.

The winger arrived from Preston on Thursday on a one-month loan deal and goes straight into contention for the trip to Valley Parade.

Forward Sanchez Watt is again likely to miss out due to a thigh injury while Magnus Okuonghae is suspended and fellow defender Ryan Dickson (illness) will again be assessed

But there is some good news for boss Joe Dunne as strikers Gavin Massey (hamstring) and Freddie Sears (groin) are hopeful of making their returns.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 15 33
2 Preston North End 13 28
3 Notts County 14 26
4 Peterborough United 15 26
5 Sheffield United 14 26
6 Oldham Athletic 15 25
7 Milton Keynes Dons 13 24
8 Rochdale 14 23
9 Swindon Town 13 23
10 Chesterfield 14 19
11 Fleetwood Town 15 19
12 Bradford City 15 19
13 Crawley Town 15 18
14 Colchester United 15 17
15 Barnsley 14 16
16 Port Vale 15 16
17 Coventry City 15 16
18 Leyton Orient 14 15
19 Walsall 15 15
20 Doncaster Rovers 13 15
21 Gillingham 15 14
22 Yeovil Town 15 13
23 Crewe Alexandra 15 13
24 Scunthorpe United 15 12