With Tony McMahon sidelined with a thigh injury, Timothee Dieng comes into the side for his full competitive debut for City against his former club.
Dieng is expected to partner Josh Cullen in central midfield, meaning the versatile Daniel Devine is likely to start at right back.
In McMahon's absence, Romain Vincelot will captain the side.
Looking to City's bench, there is the welcome sight of Stephen Darby among the Bantams' substitutes for this afternoon's fixture.
Darby is back in City's match eighteen following the summer sidelined with a troublesome groin problem. Matthew Kilgallon and Filipe Morais are also fit enough to join Darby on the bench.
James Hanson won't be involved, however, as he continues to recover from a calf injury.
|BRADFORD CITY||OLDHAM ATHLETIC|
|1. Colin Doyle||1. Connor Ripley|
|3. James Meredith||2. Josh Law|
|4. Nicky Law||5. Cameron Burgess|
|6. Romain Vincelot (c)||6. Marc Klok|
|7. Mark Marshall||7. Ryan Flynn|
|8. Timothee Dieng||9. Billy McKay|
|10. Billy Clarke||19. Lee Erwin|
|11. Jordy Hiwula||24. Ousmane Fane|
|14. Josh Cullen||26. Peter Clarke (c)|
|22. Nathaniel Knight-Percival||28. Paul Green|
|24. Daniel Devine||31. Charles Dunne|
|12. Rouven Sattelmaier (GK)||13. Chris Kettings (GK)|
|2. Stephen Darby||4. Brian Wilson|
|17. Vincent Rabiega||8. Ollie Banks|
|20. Filipe Morais||11. Lee Croft|
|25. Reece Webb-Foster||14. Jake Cassidy|
|26. Matthew Kilgallon||18. Darius Osei|
|31. Kwame Boateng||27. Ryan McLaughlin|