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8 February 2014

Saturday 8 February 2014
Sky Bet League 1
Bradford City vs Crewe Alexandra
Kick Off: 3.00pm
at the Coral Windows Stadium


Matthew Dolan has been put straight into City's starting eleven for this Saturday's home fixture with Crewe Alexandra following the midfielder's loan move to the Coral Windows Stadium.

Dolan will partner skipper Gary Jones in central midfield, replacing the suspended Nathan Doyle in the process.

After missing last weekend's match at Wolverhampton Wanderers, both Andrew Davies and James Hanson are also named in the Bantams' line up.

Hanson takes the place of Andy Gray up front to see the giant striker join Aaron Mclean in attack for Parkinson's men.

Davies will play alongside Carl McHugh at the heart of City's defence after Rory McArdle took a nasty bang to the head during training this Friday.

McArdle suffered a clash of heads with apprentice midfielder Callum Chippendale, meaning the defender will miss out as a result.

Kyle Bennett comes back into the side following his one-match suspension - taking the place of Garry Thompson on City's right wing - while Raffaele De Vita returns the bench after eight games out with a thigh problem.

BRADFORD CITY
CREWE ALEXANDRA
1. Jon McLaughlin
21. Ben Garratt
2. Stephen Darby
2. Matt Tootle (c)
4. Matthew Dolan
4. Harry Davis
5. Andrew Davies
5. Mark Ellis
9. James Hanson
9. Mathias Pogba
16. Carl McHugh
14. Bradden Inman
18. Gary Jones (c)
16 Jon Guthrie
21. Aaron Mclean
22. George Evans
22. Matthew Bates
26. Chuks Aneke
28. Adam Reach
30. Uche Ikpeazu
32. Kyle Bennett
42. Anthony Grant
Substitutes:
Substitutes:
12. Arron Jameson (GK)
1. Steve Phillips (GK)
10. Andy Gray
3. Kelvin Mellor
11. Garry Thompson
6. Adam Dugdale
15. Matt Taylor
8. Abdul Osman
20. Raffaele De Vita
10. Ajay Leitch-Smith
27. Oliver McBurnie
11. Byron Moore
29. Chris Atkinson
29. Billy Waters


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