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Rotherham United Vs Bradford City, Sat 6 Mar 2010

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Rotherham have an injury concern over Ian Sharps for the visit of Yorkshire rivals Bradford.

The defender is rated doubtful for the clash after being forced off with a hamstring problem after just 23 minutes of Tuesday's 4-0 defeat at Rochdale.

Midfielder Gary Roberts is unlikely to feature for the promotion-chasing Millers as he continues to struggle with a shoulder problem, while Dale Tonge, Paul Warne (both foot) and Andy Liddell (Achilles) remain on the sidelines.

But Adam Le Fondre should keep his place in the starting line-up after passing a fitness test on a hamstring strain to play the whole 90 minutes against Rochdale.

Rotherham will be looking to complete a league double over Bradford, who they beat 4-2 at Valley Parade back in December and a three-point haul could even push Ronnie Moore's men into the automatic promotion places.

Bradford's latest signing Luke Oliver will go straight into Peter Taylor's squad.

The 6ft 7in central defender has joined City from Wycombe on a one-month loan deal and is likely to start on the substitutes' bench.

Another recent arrival, Gavin Grant, is expected to shake off an ankle knock in time to press for his first start for the Bantams, while centre-half Zesh Rehman, who has missed the last two matches due to a calf injury, is hoping to return to the squad.

James O'Brien has not yet been given the all-clear to return to action following a nose operation, which has kept him out since the turn of the year.

Taylor has no other new injury or suspension problems as City chase a third win in their last four league games.

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Rotherham United
Gary Roberts
Paul Warne
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Dale Tonge
Bradford City
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James O'Brien
Adam Le Fondre
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Rochdale
Gavin Grant
Andy Liddell
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