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Doyle suspended for Brentford tie

15 December 2012

City midfielder Nathan Doyle will be suspended for the club's F.A Cup Second Round encounter with Brentford this coming Tuesday after picking up his fifth booking of the season at Southend United this Saturday.

Doyle was cautioned for kicking the ball away midway through the second period after conceding a free-kick at Roots Hall.

The one-match ban that comes with collecting five bookings at this stage of the season means that Doyle will be available for selection once again for City's trip to Wycombe Wanderers in npower League 2 next weekend.

With Bantams boss Phil Parkinson openly admitting that he will make several changes for the F.A Cup tie with their League 1 hosts, Doyle will not be the only first-team regular missing from City's starting line up at Griffin Park.

Parkinson said: "I have told both of our chairmen our plans for next Tuesday and they are happy and understand that we are going to make as many changes as possible. That will include having some of the youth team players with us.

"We have to manage the lads properly with the amount of games we've had already and the amount of games we have coming up in this next month or so.

"We will be going down to Brentford looking to put a good performance in, as we always do, but I have to be fair to some of our players.

"Look at Gary Jones, he's 35 and he's just played 120 minutes in midweek and then another 90 minutes today (Saturday).

"That is a massive ask for anyone, and I am going to make sure I protect the players."

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