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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 39 84
2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Chesterfield 39 57
7 Rochdale 38 56
8 Barnsley 39 56
9 Peterborough United 39 56
10 Bradford City 38 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 40 46
18 Leyton Orient 39 45
19 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
20 Scunthorpe United 38 44
21 Notts County 38 43
22 Crawley Town 39 43
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33