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8 March 2014

Saturday 8 March 2014
Sky Bet League 1
Brentford vs Bradford City
Kick Off: 3.00pm
at Griffin Park

Bantams boss Phil Parkinson has made three changes to his starting eleven for City's match at Brentford this Saturday.

Chris Atkinson, Matthew Bates and Kyle Bennett have all been brought into the side. For Atkinson, it is his first start for the club following his loan move from Huddersfield Town earlier this year.

With Atkinson expected to play in behind lone striker Aaron Mclean, Friday's loan signing from Leeds United, Adam Drury, will start on the bench.

Atkinson comes in for James Hanson after Parkinson decided not to risk the tall attacker due to a minor groin problem.

Davies is also not involved after still feeling his calf problem in training on Friday. As a result, Bates will come into the side at left back and Carl McHugh will move across to partner Rory McArdle in central defence.

Bennett comes into the side to replace Garry Thompson on the right flank.

Following Drury's inclusion in the match-day eighteen, fellow loanee Matthew Dolan has not been selected at all to ensure City comply with Football League regulations.

League rules dictate that only five loan players are allowed on any one team-sheet.

BRENTFORDBRADFORD CITY
27. David Button1. Jon McLaughlin
4. Adam Forshaw2. Stephen Darby
5. Tony Craig16. Carl McHugh
8. Jonathan Douglas18. Gary Jones (c)
9. Clayton Donaldson21. Aaron Mclean
11. Will Grigg22. Matthew Bates
12. Alan McCormack23. Rory McArdle
17. George Saville24. Nathan Doyle
18. Alan Judge28. Adam Reach
24. Jake Bidwell29. Chris Atkinson
26. James Tarkowski32. Kyle Bennett
Substitutes:Substitutes:
1. Richard Lee12. Arron Jameson
2. Kevin O'Connor6. Adam Drury
15. Stuart Dallas10. Andy Gray
19. Martin Fillo11. Garry Thompson
22. Jake Reeves14. Mark Yeates
28. Nico Yennaris27. Oliver McBurnie
29. Marcello Trotta35. Jack Stockdill


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