Nelson, signed from Kilmarnock for an undisclosed fee earlier this month, was an unused substitute in the Capital One Cup clash at Aston Villa and the Bantams' scheduled league game against Wycombe last week was postponed due to the weather.
Bradford's last league game was against Oxford three weeks ago and the break will have allowed the likes of Stephen Darby (foot), striker James Hanson (toe) and winger Will Atkinson (stomach) to shake off knocks.
Midfielder Ricky Ravenhill, plus wingers Kyel Reid and Garry Thompson are all pushing for recalls after starting the second leg of the clash at Villa on the substitutes' bench.
Phil Parkinson's side have taken just one point from their last four league games and are three points off a play-off spot.
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