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Three injury doubts for Parkinson

4 May 2013

Following on from Thursday's first leg, Bantams boss Phil Parkinson has admitted that he has three injury concerns to contend with ahead of City's League 2 Play-Off Semi-Final Second Leg at Burton Albion this Sunday.

The trio of Will Atkinson, Kyel Reid and James Hanson will all need to be assessed before Parkinson can name his team for the crucial clash at the Pirelli Stadium, with the influential Hanson currently the least likely of the three to be passed fit.

Reid came on as a second half substitute on Thursday for the winger's first appearance since a recent groin problem, while Atkinson and Hanson both picked up knocks during the first leg contest.

Parkinson said: "Reidy is progressing well but we will need to look at where he is now following his run-out on Thursday. We'll look at him again this (Saturday) morning before making a late decision on whether we feel he is fit enough and ready to feature in two games in only four days.

"Will rolled his ankle on Thursday night just before he came off. The swelling around his ankle has gone down a bit though and we feel he has a good chance of making it.

"James has some swelling in his knee after twisting it towards the end of the match. He has been in for treatment on the injury yesterday and today but he is definitely the one we are most concerned about out of the three."

Although hampered by three injury doubts ahead of Sunday's key second leg, Parkinson does have the bonus of being able to welcome Andrew Davies back in the reckoning after the defender was suspended for the first leg.

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