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Barnet Vs Bradford City, Sat 9 Oct 2010

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Barnet are without Mark Byrne through suspension and have a host of injury worries ahead of the clash with Bradford.

On-loan Nottingham Forest midfielder Byrne collected his fifth booking of the season against Southend on Tuesday night and serves a one-match ban.

Glen Southam remains doubtful after having plastic surgery on his lip and Glenn Poole is struggling with a thigh problem so Mark Hughes, who has been out of favour since the 7-0 drubbing at Crewe in August, could return to a patched-up midfield.

Steve Kabba is rated 50-50 with the ankle injury which kept him out in midweek and fellow striker Charlie Taylor has been having treatment on a groin problem.

Darren Dennehy (foot), Daniel Leach (ankle) and Izale McLeod (knee) are still missing but teenage defender George Francomb is added to the squad after joining on loan from Norwich.

Bradford manager Peter Taylor could be without nine first-team players for the clash.

Striker Gareth Evans has been ruled out for at least a month after fracturing his wrist and on-loan defender Reece Brown has returned to Manchester United after damaging knee ligaments on his debut in the same match against Morecambe last week.

Tom Adeyemi, on loan from Norwich, partnered Lewis Moult up front against Hartlepool in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy in midweek and may start again while club skipper Zesh Rehman will continue at right-back in place of Brown.

Midfielder Tommy Doherty (ankle) is still doubtful after missing the last two matches, as is centre-half Shane Duff, who is struggling with an Achilles injury sustained against Morecambe.

Defender Robbie Threlfall (back), sidelined for three games, is still out but Michael Flynn (double hernia) and James Hanson (hamstring) may travel with the squad.

Skipper Simon Ramsden (calf) and Lewis Hunt (knee) remain long-term absentees.

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