Bradford trio a doubt for Iron trip


Bradford City trio James Hanson, James Meredith and Reece Burke are all doubtful for Saturday’s match against Scunthorpe at Glanford Park. 

Hanson was substituted during the FA Cup replay win over Aldershot Town on Wednesday and Bantams boss Phil Parkinson has admitted he is pondering a late move into the loan market for some emergency cover ahead of the weekend.
Parkinson told the Telegraph and Argus: “We don’t believe it is anything major but Matt (Barrass, Head Physio) wants to look again at James before we decide what we want to do.”
James Meredith has come back from international duty with an irritation of an old foot injury, while Burke is still feeling some discomfort from a knee problem picked up in training on Monday.
Bradford will be backed by over 1,000 fans at Glanford Park and Parkinson believes the army of travelling fans can spur his side to victory.

He added: “It’s one hell of a game for us and I really do feel that when we go away from home with that big following it does make a difference.

“The supporters are going to be absolutely crucial. I think they’ll understand the lads have had two tough games this week and will need every bit of support they can get.

“With the run we’ve been on, they can help us to play with the intensity of the home team by getting the place really bouncing.

“I’m sure the crowd will get right behind the lads from the moment they come out for the warm-up and make it feel like a real home atmosphere.”

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Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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