Bantams duo Curtis Good and Nahki Wells made a return to training this Monday (31 December 2012) following recent illness and could now be in contention for a place in City's match-day squad for their New Year's Day encounter at Morecambe.
The pair have both been troubled by a stomach virus in the past week or so but they were able to take part in training with the rest of the squad today ahead of the club's trip to the Shrimps for their first fixture of 2013.
Despite this encouraging development though, the nature of the bug has seen both lose weight and it has not been decided at present whether the duo are strong enough just yet to feature at the Globe Arena.
City assistant Steve Parkin said: "They are both back in with the squad now but whether they are in the shake up (for the Morecambe game) remains to be seen at the moment."
"Both have done a bit of training today and looked quite sharp, but it is inevitable that the virus will have taken something out of them.
"We'll see how they feel tomorrow before making a decision."
Garry Thompson, who spent nine years at Morecambe at the start of his career, is another doubt for Parkinson's side having taking a whack to his knee in the first half of Saturday's match with Rochdale.
Carl McHugh is still troubled by a calf problem and could miss out again, while Kyel Reid picked up a knock at the weekend and will need to be assessed pre-match.