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Early Exeter team news

14 March 2013

City travel to Exeter City's St James' Park this weekend for the second part of their Devon double-header.

After picking up a point at Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday, Bantams boss Phil Parkinson is widely expected to have the same group of players available to him for City's match with Exeter.

No serious injuries were reported after the Plymouth fixture, with Garry Thompson fine to take his place in this weekend's travelling party despite picking up a nasty cut on his knee after being on the receiving end of a poor challenge from Plymouth's Guy Branston.

Following his run-outs in both of City's reserve fixtures with Chesterfield and Hartlepool United this week, left back James Meredith could be another member of Parkinson's squad who makes the journey south.

Meredith played the entire first half of both reserve fixtures after previously being out of action since New Year's Day following a bout of glandular fever.

Exeter themselves will be without former Bantam Tommy Doherty after the midfielder was told he would be sidelined for around a month with a back injury.

Fellow midfielder Matt Oakley is also certain to miss out this Saturday as well after dislocating his shoulder during Tuesday's goalless draw with table-toppers Gillingham.

Influential playmaker Alan Gow and wideman Liam Sercombe are also unavailable to Grecians boss Paul Tisdale for Bradford's visit to St James' Park.

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