Bradford will face Morecambe without on-loan defender Luke Oliver, who has been recalled by parent club Wycombe.

Oliver, a 6ft 7in central defender, had only recently extended his loan spell at Valley Parade until the end of the season, but Wycombe skipper Adam Hinshelwood sustained injury against Hartlepool on Saturday and the Chairboys are short of cover.

Bantams manager Peter Taylor, who had played Oliver as a forward in his last two matches, must now decide who to partner with Gareth Evans up front.

James Hanson (hamstring) is still struggling, so Taylor could give Ryan Kendall, on loan from Hull, another chance.

Club captain Zesh Rehman played alongside Steve Williams at the heart of defence in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Burton and is likely to continue, but midfielder Mike Flynn (ribs), winger Omar Daley (hamstring) and defender Simon Ramsden (calf) are still sidelined.

Flynn is hoping to return to the squad on Saturday for the home clash with Barnet.

Sammy McIlroy welcomes defender Henry McStay back into his squad for the trip.

McStay has been a long term absentee for the Shrimps but returns at the right time as Morecambe hope to hang on to the play-off spot they currently hold.

Striker Aaron Taylor remains McIlroy`s only long-term concern as he travels to Yorkshire with no fresh injuries or suspensions.

The club are currently on course to equal their season best, a run of five consecutive victories which came to an end in December.

Despite their position, they are in debt to their goal difference as Bury are level on points as they look to maintain a play-off charge of their own.

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