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Defender doubtful

29 November 2012

City defender Carl McHugh been revealed by Bantams boss Phil Parkinson as a doubt for Friday's F.A Cup tie against League 1 Brentford after picking up a throat infection.

The Irishman missed training today (Thursday) with the illness and could now also miss out on the visit of the Bees as a result.

McHugh, who scored his first-ever City goal in the previous round's replay with Northampton Town earlier this month, will be assessed ahead of the Brentford match tomorrow to see if he's fit enough to feature.

Parkinson said: "He's been at the doctors today just to get himself sorted and we'll make a decision on him tomorrow ahead of the match."

"I don't think it is anything serious, but it is always best to keep players away from the training ground whenever they get an illness like this."

While McHugh is rated as doubtful for Friday's tie, fellow defender Curtis Good is in contention to make the first appearance of his loan period from Newcastle United.

Good missed out on the trip to Bristol Rovers last weekend due to a tight hamstring but Parkinson has confirmed that the Australian centre half is now ready to go.

Parkinson added: "He (Curtis) just had a bit of tightness in his hamstring last weekend. He could have perhaps played but we just felt it was best to err on the side of caution."

"We decided to leave him behind and he went back to Newcastle for a bit of training instead. He's now back with us and available for selection though. 

"He's absolutely fine now and competing for a place in the side this Friday."

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