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TEAM NEWS | OLDHAM ATHLETIC (CHECKATRADE TROPHY)

5 December 2017

As expected, Bantams boss Stuart McCall has made several changes to his side for this Tuesday's Checkatrade Trophy Round Two tie with Oldham Athletic.

With some members of his squad nursing aches and pains from Saturday's Emirates FA Cup win over Plymouth Argyle, McCall has made as many as nine alterations to his starting XI.

Lukas Raeder has been given the nod to start in goal, while Jacob Hanson, Adam Thompson and Luke Hendrie all come into City's defensive unit ahead of him.

The Bantams' midfield contains Daniel Pybus, Jordan Gibson and Daniel Devine, while Omari Patrick and Shay McCartan are paired together in attack.

Nathaniel Knight-Percival and Alex Gilliead keep their places from Saturday's Plymouth victory.

McCall has named a strong bench for Tuesday's tie, with Matthew Kilgallon, Paul Taylor, Nicky Law and Romain Vincelot all included on City's list of substitutes.

Dominic Poleon was in contention to start but he has had to settle for a place on the bench after a recent bout of illness.

Reece Staunton, who became the youngest ever player to feature in a first team fixture for City last month in their previous Checkatrade Trophy game, is also on the Bantams bench.

The defender turns 16 this Sunday.

BRADFORD CITY OLDHAM ATHLETIC
23. Lukas Raeder 19. Johny Placide
2. Adam Thompson 2. Cameron Dummigan 
14. Shay McCartan 4. Brian Wilson
16. Jacob Hanson 5. Anthony Gerrard (c)
17. Alex Gilliead 6. Dan Gardner
18. Luke Hendrie 7. Ryan Flynn
20. Daniel Pybus 13. Eoin Doyle
22. Nathaniel Knight-Percival 27. Gevaro Nepomuceno
24. Daniel Devine 28. Paul Green
27. Jordan Gibson 30. Tope Obadeyi
34. Omari Patrick 40. Kean Bryan
Substitutes: Substitutes:
12. Rouven Sattelmaier (GK) 12. Ben Wilson (GK)
5. Matthew Kilgallon 9. Craig Davies
6. Romain Vincelot 11. Ryan McLaughlin
7. Nicky Law 16. Queensy Menig
10. Paul Taylor 24. Ousmane Fane 
11. Dominic Poleon 25. Abdelhakim Omrani
39. Reece Staunton 26. Peter Clarke

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