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INJURY UPDATE AHEAD OF COVENTRY GAME

23 November 2015

Bantams boss Phil Parkinson says both James Hanson and James Meredith have been making good progress from recent injuries - but neither player will be ready to feature against Coventry City on Tuesday night.

Hanson (ankle) and Meredith (foot) both missed Saturday's win over Scunthorpe United through injury but Parkinson reckons the duo might not be sidelined for too much longer.

Parkinson confirmed that Reece Burke will miss the Coventry fixture as well after the defender returned to parent club West Ham United for treatment on a knee problem.

The City chief said: "We are hopeful that both Mezza (James Meredith) and James Hanson should be back in contention sooner rather than later.

"We will continue to monitor them this week but we are confident that neither injury is long term.

"When Mez is back fit, we'll have great competition between him and Greg Leigh.

"Reece went back to West Ham on Friday to have his injury assessed. 

"His injury isn't too bad but it is probably slightly worse than what we first thought.

"We'll be speaking again with the people at West Ham this (Monday) afternoon to see how he is."

One player is who back fit now after a spell on the sidelines is Josh Morris.

The midfielder spent two months out with a knee problem but he has been forced to wait his turn given City's recent unbeaten run.

Parkinson added: "Josh (Morris) is back now and waiting patiently in the wings to get his chance again.

"That will come because he is a key player for the team.

"Having said that, the ones who are in the team at the moment are playing well and they have to keep doing that keep hold of the shirts.


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