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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 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40