Bradford v Crawley preview
Last Updated: 25/04/14 4:51pm
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.
Sky Bet League 1
Sat 26th Apr
Bradford2 - 1Crawley
Bristol C0 - 0Crewe
Carlisle0 - 1Oldham
Colchester4 - 1Brentford
Coventry1 - 1Wolves
Leyton Or2 - 0Tranmere
Notts Co2 - 0Swindon
Preston3 - 1Gillingham
Rotherham2 - 2MK Dons
Shrewsbury2 - 4Peterboro
Stevenage3 - 2Walsall
Sky Bet League 1
|2||Milton Keynes Dons||33||62|
|3||Preston North End||32||62|