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Crewe Alexandra Vs Bradford City, Sat 8 May 2010

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Joel Grant is a slight doubt for Crewe ahead of the final-day visit of Bradford.

The midfielder was forced off with a knock midway through the second half of the goalless draw at Rotherham last weekend.

He is the only new concern as on-loan centre-half Harry Worley (Achilles), fellow defender Danny O'Donnell (hip) and forward Byron Moore (ankle) remain on the sidelines.

Chief Dario Gradi hopes his side can end the season with a home win and send the supporters into the summer with some optimism ahead of next season.

He said: "We have been decent in the last two games but now can we get a final home win? We know we haven`t done that well at home this season so it would be nice to send the fans home with some hope about next year."

Bradford are not expected to risk James Hanson.

The 13-goal forward has missed the last six matches due to a hamstring injury and is not likely to be 100% ready.

Gareth Evans, who struck twice last week against Northampton, is expected to continue up front alongside Leon Osborne.

Winger Omar Daley will sit out the second of his three-game ban for his recent dismissal at Chesterfield but defender Simon Ramsden returned from a calf injury last week and could be included in the starting line-up after stepping off the bench against Northampton.

Defender Jonathan Bateson and Scott Neilson were among last week's substitutes who are pushing for recalls to the starting line-up as the Bantams look to extend their unbeaten run to six matches.

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Crewe Alexandra
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Omar Daley
James Hanson
Chesterfield
Bradford City
Harry Worley
League Two
Byron Moore
Leon Osborne
Gareth Evans

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