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1 January 2013

Tuesday 1 January 2013
npower League 2
Morecambe vs Bradford City
Kick Off: 3.00pm
at the Globe Arena

Following on from Saturday's home defeat at the hands of Rochdale, Bantams boss Phil Parkinson has made four changes to his starting line up for City's first game of 2013.

Ritchie Jones, Ricky Ravenhill, Zavon Hines and Will Atkinson have been brought back into the side as Parkinson's men look to kick off the new calendar year with a positive result.

City are expected to line up in a 4-3-1-2 formation, with Ravenhill, Ritchie Jones and Atkinson combining to make the midfield three and Gary Jones asked to operate just behind the attacking duo of Hines and James Hanson.

With Tom Naylor among City's substitutes at the Globe Arena, Nathan Doyle is likely to partner Rory McArdle in central defence.

Nahki Wells, who is slowly working his way back to full fitness after a recent virus, will join Naylor on the Bantams bench. Kyel Reid is also only fit enough for a place on the bench after picking up a dead leg against Rochdale.

Garry Thompson, who spent nine years at Morecambe at the beginning of his career, misses out on a reunion with his old club due to a knee injury he received at the weekend.

1. Barry Roche12. Matt Duke
2. Nick Fenton (c)2. Stephen Darby
8. Andrew Wright3. James Meredith
9. Lewis Alessandra4. Ricky Ravenhill
11. Kevin Ellison8. Ritchie Jones
14. Jordan Burrow9. James Hanson
15. Chris McCready14. Will Atkinson
16. Stewart Drummond18. Gary Jones (c)
18. Gary McDonald20. Zavon Hines
22. Andy Parrish23. Rory McArdle
27. Jack Redshaw24. Nathan Doyle
25. Andreas Arestidou (GK)1. Jon McLaughlin (GK)
3. Robbie Threlfall7. Kyel Reid
6. Will Haining17. Alan Connell
7. Izak Reid21. Nahki Wells
10. Richard Brodie25. Tom Naylor
12. Dan Parkinson26. Blair Turgott
19. Joe McGee27. Curtis Good

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