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Bradford City Vs Darlington, Sat 27 Feb 2010

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Bradford manager Peter Taylor could hand a debut to two players in the meeting with basement side Darlington.

The former England Under-21 boss has completed the signing of Mark McCammon on a month-long loan from Gillingham and the forward will go straight into the squad this weekend.

Gavin Grant, who has joined the club on a non-contract basis, is also in contention for a debut against the Quakers.

James O'Brien remains unavailable to Taylor as he recovers from a nose operation, but there could be a place in the squad for hamstring injury victim Omar Daley.

Striker Michael Boulding injured his neck playing for the reserves in midweek but is expected to be available as Taylor looks to build on the excellent 3-1 win at Rochdale on Tuesday.

Darlington will check on the fitness of captain Ian Miller, Gareth Waite and Richie Byrne.

The trio are all carrying slight knocks and will be assessed in the build-up to the game.

Youngster Corey Barnes is hoping to be available after an ankle problem as the Quakers look to pick up some vital points in their battle against relegation.

But manager Steve Staunton will definitely be without defender Mark Bower (ankle), midfielder Chris Lumsdon (knee) and striker Noel Whelan (hamstring).

Staunton told the club's official website: "We are looking at the positives. We have games in hand but we have to win them.

"However, we have beaten sides in the top six or seven so we know we can do it."

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