Taylor swoops for defensive cover with Williams out

12 November 2010 04:00
Bradford will be without central defender Steve Williams for the clash at manager Peter Taylor's former club Wycombe, although Rob Kiernan and Richard Eckersley have been drafted in on loan to plug the gap. Williams limped out of the FA Cup defeat at Colchester last week due to a groin strain and faces a three to four-week lay-off. Watford`s Kiernan and Burnley`s Eckersley were both snapped up on Friday afternoon as Taylor went in search of cover, while he is also hoping Shane Duff can prove his fitness after missing the last seven games due to an Achilles injury. Winger Omar Daley is still doubtful due to the tight hamstring that kept him out last Saturday, while Simon Ramsden (calf) and Michael Flynn (hernia) remain long-term absentees. The Bantams have won four of their last five league games to climb up to 10th place in recent weeks.

Source: PA