Bradford V Fleetwood Town at Northern Commercials Stadium : Match Preview

03 May 2017 03:34

Alex Jones hoping to bet fit to face Fleetwood

Bradford striker Alex Jones is hoping to recover from a hamstring injury in time for the first leg of his side's play-off semi-final against Fleetwood.

Bantams boss Stuart McCall initially feared Jones would be ruled out after sustaining the injury in Sunday's draw at Rochdale, but will give the 15-goal forward every chance of proving his fitness.

Defender Matt Kilgallon (shoulder) and winger Alex Gilliead (hamstring) both returned to the starting line-up at the weekend and will be in contention.

Goalkeeper Colin Doyle, defenders James Meredith, Nat Knight-Percival, Tony McMahon and Romain Vincelot, plus midfielders Nicky Law and Josh Cullen are likely to return after being rested.

Fleetwood boss Uwe Rosler is hoping to choose from an unchanged squad, with no major new injury or suspension worries following Sunday's goalless home draw against Port Vale.

Cian Bolger is hoping to shake off the knock that forced him off at the weekend. He returned from a knee injury, but lasted only 17 minutes before being replaced by Nathan Pond.

Striker Devante Cole (groin) stepped off the bench against Port Vale following injury and will be in contention, while Jimmy Ryan, out since November with a foot injury, played for 45 minutes with the development squad on Tuesday night.

Fleetwood, who beat Crewe on the final day last season to avoid relegation, finished fourth in the table, four points behind second-placed Bolton.


Source: PAR


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