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Duo back in contention

19 November 2012

City boss Phil Parkinson is reasonably confident that full backs Stephen Darby and James Meredith will both be back available for selection when the Bantams welcome Plymouth Argyle to the Coral Windows Stadium this Tuesday evening.

Darby and Meredith missed Saturday's narrow defeat at the hands of Exeter City after picking up knocks in the week building up to the match, but Parkinson now believes the pair should be fit enough to be in contention for tomorrow night.

City winger Zavon Hines - another player to sit out the Exeter defeat due to a recently-acquired injury - is unlikely to feature, however, after being sent for a scan on his ankle to get to the bottom of the problem.

Parkinson said: "James on Friday seemed a lot better and probably could have played (on Saturday vs Exeter City) if the game had of been a last day decider."

"I just felt we needed to sacrifice him on Saturday, however.

"He's played a lot of football recently and he will benefit from letting that knock settle down a bit. 

"Stephen looks a bit better as well. Whether he makes tomorrow though, that remains to be seen at the moment.

"James and Stephen are certainly looking better - they definitely have a chance for tomorrow (Tuesday).

"Zavon did some work yesterday (Sunday) and suffered a bit of a reaction to that. We've sent him for a scan this morning (Monday) because we want to make sure there's nothing serious going on.

"We should know more about Zavon in the next day or so."

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