As expected, skipper Stephen Darby has been named in City's starting line up for their opening Northern Group C match with the Potters.
Filipe Morais is also back in the side and looking for match minutes after being hampered recently with a slight thigh problem.
Along with Darby and Morais, Vincent Rabiega, Kwame Boateng, Reece Webb-Foster and Rouven Sattelmaier have been brought into the side.
Sattelmaier will take his place in goal, while Boateng is expected to join Daniel Devine in central midfield, meaning Timothee Dieng is scheduled to start in central defence.
Rabiega is likely to begin the game from the wing, with Webb-Foster partnering Jordy Hiwula in attack.
Matthew Kilgallon is on the bench alongside regular custodian Colin Doyle and apprentice trio Ellis Hudson, Niah Payne and Tom Windle.
The plan pre-match is to bring Kilgallon on at the interval, handing the defender his first action in claret and amber following his summer move to Valley Parade.
|BRADFORD CITY||STOKE CITY|
|12. Rouven Sattelmaier||60. Harry Isted|
|2. Stephen Darby (c)||5. Marc Muniesa|
|3. James Meredith||16. Charlie Adam|
|8. Timothee Dieng||34. Oliver Shenton|
|11. Jordy Hiwula||38. Eddy Lecygne|
|17. Vincent Rabiega||42. Joel Taylor|
|20. Filipe Morais||45. Julien Ngoy|
|22. Nathaniel Knight-Percival||51. Lewis Banks (c)|
|24. Daniel Devine||52. Liam Edwards|
|25. Reece Webb-Foster||55. Thibaud Verlinden|
|31. Kwame Boateng||63. Johnville Renee-Pringle|
|1. Colin Doyle (GK)||84. Mate Deczki (GK)|
|26. Matthew Kilgallon||56. Ryan Sweeney|
|32. Ellis Hudson||59. Sergio Molina|
|33. Niah Payne||72. Thomas Edwards|
|34. Tom Windle||78. Jordan Greenidge|