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Bradford manager Stuart McCall is expected to choose from an unchanged squad for the visit of Rochdale.

McCall has no new injury or suspension worries as the Bantams look to extend their unbeaten league run to six matches.

Defender Matt Clarke, midfielder Chris Brandon and striker Michael Boulding were all on the substitutes' bench for the 3-0 win at Grimsby last time out and may have to be patient.

Last season's leading goalscorer Peter Thorne has returned to training following a long-term hamstring injury, as has Stephen O'Leary (broken toe), but they are not yet ready to return.

Winger Omar Daley, yet to feature this season after undergoing knee surgery at the end of last term, has targeted a return to action in the new year.

Danny Glover could be set for his Rochdale debut after joining on loan from Port Vale until January 2.

The striker is unlikely to start, however, with Dale manager Keith Hill set to stick with Chris Dagnall and Chris O'Grady up front - who both scored in the 2-1 defeat of Notts County.

Tom Kennedy returns from serving a one-match ban and should take up his usual post at left-back, with Matthew Flynn making way.

Dale have no new injuries but skipper Gary Jones is nursing a hamstring problem, winger Joe Thompson is struggling with a groin strain and goalkeepers Kenny Arthur and Matty Edwards remain sidelined with back and wrist injuries respectively.

Winger Kallum Higginbotham is pushing for a start after impressing when he came on for the final 17 minutes of the match against County.

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Stephen O'Leary
Danny Glover
Chris Dagnall
Matthew Flynn
Omar Daley
Port Vale
Kallum Higginbotham
Kenny Arthur
Bradford City
Peter Thorne
Joe Thompson
Chris O'Grady
Chris Brandon
Gary Jones
League Two
Notts County
Michael Boulding
Stephen O'Leary
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