Saturday 17 November 2012
npower League 2
Bradford City vs Exeter City
Kick Off: 3.00pm
at the Coral Windows Stadium
Barely twenty-four hours after completing his loan move from Championship side Derby County, defender Tom Naylor has been handed his City debut by Bantams boss Phil Parkinson for the visit of Exeter City to the Coral Windows Stadium.
Naylor will slot into the side at right back following an hip flexor injury picked up by Stephen Darby during the week.
Fellow loanee defender John Egan will join Naylor in City's back four against the Grecians after being ineligible to play against Northampton Town in the F.A Cup on Tuesday.
As he did at Aldershot in the league last weekend, Egan will partner Rory McArdle in central defence, meaning Carl McHugh will move across to left back to replace the injured James Meredith.
Like Meredith, Zavon Hines also misses out this weekend after picking up an injury in the Northampton tie.
Along with Egan, Craig Forsyth is also back available and back in Parkinson's starting eleven after being refused permission to play in the Northampton cup tie. Forsyth is expected to start the match on City's left flank, with Will Atkinson positioned on the opposite side.
Gary Jones and Nathan Doyle have been reunited in central midfield after the pair started the Northampton tie on Tuesday from the bench, while James Hanson and Nahki Wells once again find themselves paired up in attack.
After being rested on Tuesday, Matt Duke also returns between the sticks for City in place on Jon McLaughlin.
|BRADFORD CITY||EXETER CITY|
|12. Matt Duke||1. Artur Krysiak|
|9. James Hanson||2. Steve Tully|
|14. Will Atkinson||3. Craig Woodman|
|15. Craig Forsyth||4. Scot Bennett|
|16. Carl McHugh||5. Pat Baldwin|
|18. Gary Jones (c)||6. Danny Coles (c)|
|21. Nahki Wells||7. Liam Sercombe|
|22. John Egan||8. Matt Oakley|
|23. Rory McArdle||10. Alan Gow|
|24. Nathan Doyle||12. Jamie Cureton|
|25. Tom Naylor||19. John O'Flynn|
|1. Jon McLaughlin (GK)||24. Rhys Evans (GK)|
|4. Ricky Ravenhill||14. Tommy Doherty|
|11. Garry Thompson||16. Kevin Amankwaah|
|17. Alan Connell||21. Guillem Bauza|
|19. Adam Baker||22. Jimmy Keohane|
|30. Scott Brown||23. Aaron Dawson|
|31. Forrayah Bass||37. Jordan Moore-Taylor|