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CITY SET FOR TRIP TO TABLE-TOPPERS

21 October 2014

Phil Parkinson's Bantams will aim to become the first side in League 1 to defeat Bristol City this season when they take on the table-toppers at Ashton Gate.

Steve Cotterill's Robins are thirteen games unbeaten and looking to make it a club record fourteen games unbeaten at the start of a league season when they face City this Tuesday night.

The Bantams will be without skipper Stephen Darby for the trip to Ashton Gate due to his red card against Sheffield United on Saturday. Andrew Davies is set to captain the side in his absence.

After serving out his own suspension at the weekend, Gary Liddle will be available once again to Parkinson's side though.

Rory McArdle missed training on Monday as a precaution due to a bruised foot but he is still likely to feature in Tuesday's game.

Recent loan signings Andy Halliday and Jon Stead started Saturday's Sheffield United game from the bench and they could do so again this Tuesday.

James Hanson made a welcome return from a thigh injury in the Sheffield United game after a month out.

There is no guarantee he will feature on Tuesday, however, with City's management wary of the possible repercussions should the striker play twice in four days so soon after his recovery from injury.

For Bristol City, they should have a virtually fully fit squad to choose from following midfielder Korey Smith's return to training on Monday after a recent hamstring problem.

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