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Bradford V Milton Keynes Dons at Coral Windows Stadium : Match Preview

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21 Feb 2014 13:01:00

Bradford V Milton Keynes Dons at Coral Windows Stadium : Match Preview

Bradford V Milton Keynes Dons - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Bates blow for Bantams

Bradford defender Matthew Bates will miss out again for the visit of MK Dons due to a hip injury.


The former Middlesbrough player missed the midweek win against Port Vale with the problem so Carl McHugh, who struck the Bantams' late winner on Tuesday, will resume at left-back.


Boss Phil Parkinson has no other new injury or suspension problems, but defenders Matt Taylor and James Meredith both remain sidelined with respective foot injuries and winger Raffaele De Vita (hip) is not ready to return.


Midfielders Garry Thompson and Matty Dolan, winger Mark Yeates, plus strikers Ollie McBurnie and Andy Gray are among those pushing for recalls.


Samir Carruthers and Lee Hodson are concerns for MK Dons.


Both players are nursing injuries following the goalless home draw with Preston on Tuesday night. On-loan Aston Villa midfielder Carruthers, who came off with a knee problem after only 12 minutes against North End, is the biggest worry and he has been sent for a scan.


Midfielder Darren Potter (Achilles) will miss the next six weeks, while Dean Bowditch (groin) also remains sidelined.


Luke Chadwick, Alan Smith, George Baldock - Carruthers' replacement in midweek - Georgio Rasulo and Ryan Hall are all options for Dons boss Karl Robinson.



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