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13 October 2013

Sunday 13 October 2013
Sky Bet League 1
Bradford City vs Tranmere Rovers
Kick Off: 3.00pm
at the Coral Windows Stadium


Bantams boss Phil Parkinson has listed new signing Matthew Bates as one of his substitutes for this Sunday afternoon's clash with Tranmere Rovers.

The defender, who was only confirmed as a Bantams player by the club today, will be joined on the bench by Carl McHugh after the Irishman was given permission to fly back from Romania, interrupting a spell with the Republic of Ireland Under 21s in the process, to be involved in the Tranmere fixture.

With Bates and McHugh on the bench, Luke Oliver and Nathan Doyle will be partnered together in central defence, paving the way for Jason Kennedy to make his first league start of the season in central midfield.

In attack, as expected, Nahki Wells isn't quite fit enough to make his return from an ankle injury, meaning Mark Yeates is likely to once again be asked to support James Hanson up front.

BRADFORD CITY
TRANMERE ROVERS
1. Jon McLaughlin
1 Owain Fon Williams
2. Stephen Darby
2. Danny Holmes
3. James Meredith
4. Ash Taylor
6. Luke Oliver
5. Ian Goodison (c)
7. Kyel Reid
6. Tom Hateley
8. Jason Kennedy
9. Ryan Lowe
9. James Hanson
14. Chris Atkinson
11. Garry Thompson
15. Jake Kirby
14. Mark Yeates
17. Max Power
18. Gary Jones (c)
20. Jim McNulty
24. Nathan Doyle
23. Liam Ridehalgh
Substitutes:
Substitutes:
12. Connor Ripley (GK)
25. Bradley Watkins (GK)
10. Andy Gray
3. Evan Horwood
16. Carl McHugh
11. Abdulai Bell-Baggie
17. Alan Connell
12. James Rowe
19. Caleb Folan
16. Cole Stockton
20. Raffaele De Vita
19. Akpo Sodje
22. Matthew Bates
24. Callum Morris


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