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Bradford V Walsall at Coral Windows Stadium : Match Preview

24 Mar 2014 13:31:00

Bradford V Walsall at Coral Windows Stadium : Match Preview

Bradford V Walsall - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Doyle blow for Bantams

Bradford will be without injured midfielder Nathan Doyle in their home game against Walsall.


Doyle was forced out of the weekend defeat at Shrewsbury due to a groin injury just before half-time and was replaced by skipper Gary Jones, who is still feeling the effects of a recent virus.


Winger Raffaele De Vita returned to the bench as an unused substitute on Saturday and could make his first appearance since mid-December following a troublesome hip/groin problem.


Midfielder Kyel Reid (knee) is out for the rest of the season and defender James Meredith (foot) remains a long-term absentee.


Walsall will welcome back defender Ben Purkiss.


The 29-year-old missed Saturday's 1-1 draw with Leyton Orient following his red card at Rotherham and will hope to reclaim his starting place from Paul Downing.


Dean Holden continues to work on his fitness after picking up a knee injury during training in February and will not feature.


The Saddlers will be hoping to put an end to a run which has seen them fall away from the top six following 10 games without a win in Sky Bet League One.



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