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11 March 2014

Tuesday 11 March 2014
Sky Bet League 1
Colchester United vs Bradford City
Kick Off: 7.45pm
at the Weston Homes Community Stadium

Despite pre-match injury doubts, Andrew Davies and James Hanson have both been passed fit to play for Phil Parkinson's side against Colchester United this Tuesday evening.

Davies comes into the side at the expense of Carl McHugh, meaning he will once again partner Rory McArdle in central defence, while James Hanson replaces Chris Atkinson as City go back to a 4-4-2 formation.

Matthew Dolan also returns to the side to take the place of Gary Jones, who misses his first game of the season due to illness. Stephen Darby will captain the side in Jones' absence.

City's fourth and final change sees Adam Drury handed his full debut at left back.

With four loanees in City's side and Chris Atkinson on the bench, goalkeeper Arron Jameson, himself on loan from Sheffield Wednesday, misses out due to the Football League ruling that prevents any more than five loan players from being named in any match eighteen.

As a result of Jameson's absence, apprentice 'keeper Jack Bentley will act as City's reserve shot-stopper for the night.

COLCHESTER UNITEDBRADFORD CITY
44. Sam Walker1. Jon McLaughlin
2. David Wright2. Stephen Darby (c)
3. Ryan Dickson4. Matthew Dolan
4. Magnus Okuonghae5. Andrew Davies
7. Sanchez Watt6. Adam Drury
9. Clinton Morrison9. James Hanson
11. Freddie Sear21. Aaron Mclean
15. Marcus Bean23. Rory McArdle
18. Tom Eastman24. Nathan Doyle
20. Brian Wilson28. Adam Reach
21. Gavin Massey32. Kyle Bennett
Substitutes:Substitutes:
1. Mark Cousins (GK)40. Jack Bentley (GK)
6. Craig Eastmond10. Andy Gray
22. Alex Gilbey11. Garry Thompson
23. Tosin Olufemi14. Mark Yeates
25. Dominic Vose16. Carl McHugh
39. Alfie Sesay22. Matthew Bates
41. Macauley Bonne29. Chris Atkinson


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