Bradford caretaker manager Wayne Jacobs has no new injury concerns for his first game in charge against Grimsby.

Jacobs has been placed in temporary charge at Valley Parade following the resignation of Stuart McCall and will be assisted by David Wetherall on Saturday.

The pair will be without young Irish midfielder James O'Brien who is out for around a month after having surgery on his nose.

Striker James Hanson recovered from a torn back muscle to play the full 90 minutes of last weekend's 1-0 defeat to Bury and is expected to keep his place in the side.

Fellow frontman Peter Thorne continued his comeback from a long-term calf injury with another substitute's appearance last Saturday but may have to settle for a place on the bench.

Midfielder Stephen O'Leary upped his return to fitness with 67 minutes for the reserves on Wednesday following a fractured toe and could be on the bench once again.

Lee Peacock is a doubt for Grimsby.

The veteran striker has been nursing an ankle injury since the home defeat to Notts County last weekend and a late decision will be made on his fitness.

Paris Cowan-Hall looks certain to miss out after the midfielder suffered a hamstring strain while playing for the reserves on Wednesday.

Striker Adrian Forbes is back in plaster after he took a whack in training on the spot where he had previously fractured a bone in his leg.

Full-back Robbie Stockdale has resumed training after a hernia operation and winger Nick Hegarty is also back in training following a foot injury, but this game comes too soon for them.

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