League One - McArdle 'touch and go' for Bradford

Bradford defender Rory McArdle could miss out against Carlisle due to an ankle injury.

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League One - McArdle 'touch and go' for Bradford
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Bradford City's Rory McArdle celebrates after scoring against Aston Villa (Reuters)

McArdle missed the midweek Capital One Cup defeat to Huddersfield in midweek when manager Phil Parkinson made plenty of changes and will not be rushed back unless he is 100% fit.

Parkinson has no new injury or suspension problems, but centre-half Luke Oliver (Achilles) is not yet ready to return from long-term injury and striker Andy Gray (broken arm) remains sidelined.

Strike pair Nahki Wells and James Hanson, skipper Gary Jones, winger Mark Yeates and defender Andrew Davies, rested due to a calf strain, are all expected to return to the starting line-up for the Bantams' first home game of the season.

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