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James Hanson: Back in the fray

James Hanson: Back in the fray

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

James Hanson is expected to return for Bradford's last home game of the season against Crawley.

The big striker has been nursing a back problem in recent weeks and missed Monday's defeat at Swindon, but is set to be back alongside on-loan Huddersfield forward Jonathan Stead.

Bradford will be without on-loan winger Adam Reach following his return to parent club Middlesbrough, while midfielder Nathan Doyle is doubtful due to the groin injury that forced him out of the action at Swindon.

Fit-again defender James Meredith stepped off the bench in place of Doyle and is pushing for his first start since New Year's Day as the Bantams chase a second home win in six matches.

Josh Simpson and Andy Drury should return for Crawley when they head to Bradford.

Skipper Simpson and fellow midfielder Drury both sat out Monday's 1-0 defeat at Notts County with knocks but boss John Gregory expects them to be fit.

Defender Kyle McFadzean took a whack on his ankle but managed to play on through it and will be available again so the only absentees are striker Billy Clarke (broken hand) and full-back Paul Connolly, who is still serving his five-match ban.

Gregory was only able to name five substitutes against County but should have a full complement available at Valley Parade.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 33 70
2 Milton Keynes Dons 33 62
3 Preston North End 32 62
4 Swindon Town 33 61
5 Sheffield United 32 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 33 48
7 Chesterfield 33 45
8 Bradford City 32 45
9 Port Vale 33 45
10 Peterborough United 33 44
11 Fleetwood Town 33 44
12 Barnsley 33 44
13 Oldham Athletic 32 43
14 Gillingham 33 42
15 Rochdale 31 41
16 Walsall 33 41
17 Scunthorpe United 32 41
18 Crewe Alexandra 33 39
19 Notts County 32 38
20 Coventry City 32 36
21 Leyton Orient 32 35
22 Colchester United 33 34
23 Crawley Town 33 34
24 Yeovil Town 33 30