Luke Joyce is once again an injury concern for Accrington for the home clash with Bradford.

Stanley boss John Coleman had hoped to welcome back the midfielder at Lincoln in midweek, but Joyce failed a fitness test.

John Miles has been deputising in Joyce's absence and he could get the nod once again if Joyce is not deemed fit enough to start, although Chris Turner is waiting in the wings for a starting berth.

Coleman warned his players that he could look to make changes if there is any repeat of a slack last 10 minutes which saw them conceded two late goals to lose 2-1 against the Imps.

The Lancashire outfit are without a win in their last three League Two games and have slipped to 13th in the table.

New boss Peter Taylor is not expected to make any drastic changes to the Bradford side.

The former England Under-21 manager - who replaced Stuart McCall at helm of the League Two outfit - will take charge for the first time since penning an initial three-month deal on Wednesday.

Taylor may make slight tweaks in defence and up front but the line-up is expected to be similar to the one that claimed a goalless draw against Grimsby last time out.

Midfielder Lee Bullock saw a knock to his back flare up in that clash but he should be fit enough to retain his place in the starting XI.

But Omar Daley remains a doubt with a hamstring problem, while James O'Brien is still a few weeks away from a return as he continues his recovery from a nose operation.

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