Football - Same again for Bantams

Bradford boss Phil Parkinson could name an unchanged side when they host Premier League giants Arsenal in their Capital One Cup quarter-final.


Saturday's win over Torquay stretched the Bantams' unbeaten run to five matches in all competitions as they moved within three points of the automatic promotion places.

Midfielder Garry Thompson retained his place against the Gulls having impressed in last Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie and could start against Arsene Wenger's men.

Defenders James Meredith and Rory McArdle and midfielder Will Atkinson were left out altogether in midweek but returned on Saturday and are expected to face the Gunners.

Newcastle loanee Curtis Good, whose recent appearance in the FA Cup led to Bradford being removed from the competition as he was actually ineligible due to an administrative error, is pushing for inclusion in the 18-man squad.

Winger Kyel Reid (groin) and striker Zavon Hines (ankle) are making good progress but are unlikely to return before Christmas, while Andrew Davies (knee) is looking at a New Year comeback.

Fellow defender Luke Oliver (Achilles) is out for the rest of the season.

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