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Effort on goal by Kyel Reid from 20 yards. Save made by Cameron Belford.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Fagan, Bilel Mohsni manages to make a clearance.
Craig Fagan has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Save made by Cameron Belford.
Chris Dagnall has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
(Bradford) makes a substitution, with Chris Dagnall coming on for Nahki Wells. David Syers on for Ritchie Jones.
Kyel Reid takes a outswinging corner. Corner from right by-line taken by Craig Fagan.
Unfair challenge on Luke Prosser by Nahki Wells results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Cameron Belford.
A cross is delivered by Kyel Reid, Cameron Belford makes a save.
Ryan Hall has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright. Kyel Reid joins the action as a substitute, replacing Richard Ravenhill.
The official flags James Hanson offside. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.
Elliot Benyon receives a red card for violent conduct.
Michael Timlin fouled by Richard Ravenhill, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Hall takes the free kick.
Booking for Michael Flynn for time wasting.
The official flags Bilel Mohsni offside. Indirect free kick taken by Matt Duke.
Ritchie Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Hall. Michael Timlin takes the direct free kick.
Neil Harris on for Kane Ferdinand. Elliot Benyon comes on in place of Freddy Eastwood.
Shot by Michael Flynn. Save made by Cameron Belford.
The ball is crossed by Nahki Wells, Chris Barker makes a clearance.
Long range effort by Bilel Mohsni goes wide right of the target.
Penalty awarded for a foul by Sean Clohessy on Nahki Wells. The referee shows Sean Clohessy a red card. Power penalty scored by Craig Fagan. Bradford 2-0 Southend.
Nahki Wells produces a cross, Bilel Mohsni gets a block in.
Drilled shot by Craig Fagan went over the bar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Grant on Ritchie Jones. Anthony Grant is booked. Craig Fagan takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is sent over by Ryan Hall, clearance made by Guy Branston.
Lee Hills leaves the field to be replaced by Mark Phillips.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Craig Fagan, Header by James Hanson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Michael Flynn takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Timlin.
Nahki Wells takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Barker.
Freddy Eastwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Bullock. Simon Ramsden restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Craig Fagan by Lee Hills results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Fagan.
Simon Ramsden takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Fagan, Lee Bullock takes a shot. Luke Prosser gets a block in.
Michael Flynn produces a cross, James Hanson finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Bradford 1-0 Southend.Assist on the goal came from Michael Flynn.
Unfair challenge on Rob Kozluk by Bilel Mohsni results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Fagan.
Freddy Eastwood challenges Lee Bullock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.
The ball is delivered by Lee Hills, Effort from deep inside the area by Freddy Eastwood clears the bar.
Foul by Michael Flynn on Ryan Hall, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Sean Clohessy.
Nahki Wells takes a shot. Cameron Belford makes a save.
Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hall, Chris Barker takes a shot. Blocked by Guy Branston.
Outswinging corner taken by Ryan Hall from the left by-line, clearance made by Guy Branston.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Hall, clearance by Guy Branston.
Bilel Mohsni takes a shot. Ritchie Jones gets a block in.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Ryan Hall, James Hanson makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by James Hanson.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Craig Fagan.
Craig Fagan crosses the ball, Luke Prosser makes a clearance.
Shot from a long way out by Bilel Mohsni goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Craig Fagan delivers the ball.
Ryan Hall has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
Ritchie Jones takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Cameron Belford.
Simon Ramsden delivers the ball, Sean Clohessy makes a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against James Hanson. Cameron Belford takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is sent over by Michael Timlin, clearance made by Lee Bullock.
Michael Flynn crosses the ball, save made by Cameron Belford.
Bantams sweating on duo
Bradford manager Phil Parkinson hopes to include both Simon Ramsden and Ricky Ravenhill in his starting line-up to face Southend on Friday.
Defender Ramsden returned from injury in last week's defeat at Plymouth, but was also struggling with a virus and hopes to have made a complete recovery.
Midfielder Ravenhill has been forced off in the last two matches due to knocks, but is also expected to be in contention for a place in Parkinson's starting XI.
Goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin (three-match suspension) and defenders Luke Oliver (three) and Andrew Davies (five) all sit out the second game of their respective bans following the brawl at the end of the recent defeat to Crawley.
Strikers James Hanson and Nahki Wells, plus midfielder Kyel Reid are all pushing for recalls to the side as the Bantams, only four points above the relegation zone, chase their first win in seven matches.
Southend boss Paul Sturrock will assess his ranks as late as possible.
The npower League Two promotion chasers have been hit with a sickness bug this week while a couple of players are also nursing minor knocks from last Friday's 4-0 win over Cheltenham, although Sturrock remains coy as to the identity of those affected.
Should everyone be passed fit then the Shrimpers boss will be hard pushed to make any changes to the starting line-up who brushed aside fellow promotion rivals Cheltenham so convincingly.
Centre-back Mark Phillips has returned to full training following a bout of concussion and will be monitored but fringe forward Blair Sturrock is unavailable having hobbled out of a reserve clash earlier this week.
On-loan striker Jack Sampson sees his loan come to an end after the Easter encounters, while Christian Dailly (broken toe), Liam Dickinson (ankle) and JP Kalala (knee) have been ruled out for the rest of the season.
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