Bradford's new goalkeeper Matt Glennon will go straight into the starting line-up for the home clash with Notts County.
Glennon signed a short-term deal this week following his release from Huddersfield and Jon McLaughlin will drop to the substitutes' bench to allow the 31-year-old to make his debut.
Manager Stuart McCall will be without suspended defender Steve Williams, who serves a one-game ban, but Matt Clarke is available and expected to partner Zesh Rehman at the heart of defence.
McCall must decide whether to hand Omar Daley his first start in nearly a year following a serious knee injury.
Daley has started on the bench in recent weeks, but Simon Whaley's loan has expired and his return to Norwich could prompt McCall to turn to the Jamaica international.
Striker Michael Boulding is also pushing for a return to the side and McCall must decide whether to stick with James Hanson and Gareth Evans up front or opt to make changes.
Notts County will be without defender Jamie Clapham who is still recovering from a knee operation and will miss out as County play their first game of 2010.
Former Colchester midfielder Johnnie Jackson will fill in at full-back after Wolves man Daniel Jones returned to Molineux at the end of his loan spell.
Nottingham Forest defender Brendan Moloney has also returned to his parent club at the end of a loan spell so captain John Thompson could switch to right-back, with Mike Edwards recalled in the centre of the back-four, alongside ex-Bradford defender Graeme Lee.
County have been out of action since beating Burton 4-1 on December 28 but a win at Valley Parade could lift them back into the automatic promotion places.
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