Bradford have signed Hull's teenage striker Mark Cullen on a month`s loan and he should go straight into the starting line-up against Barnet.

Cullen, 18, who has made 18 appearances this season for the Tigers, is expected to partner Gareth Evans or James Hanson up front as Jason Price has returned to Carlisle following the expiry of his loan spell.

Centre-half Rob Kiernan has agreed to extend his stay on loan from Watford until the end of January and is expected to step in for Steve Williams, who sustained a hamstring injury in the win over Bury on Monday.

Kiernan could partner either Luke Oliver, who is nursing a sore knee, or Shane Duff, who was rested on Monday after only recently shaking off a long-term Achilles injury.

Richard Eckersley is another loanee who will stay on at Valley Parade. The Burnley defender has extended his stay until February and will retain his place at right-back.

Striker Jake Speight has returned from his loan spell at Port Vale but is not expected to feature, while midfielder Tommy Doherty is sidelined due to an on-going knee problem.

Barnet will check on goalkeeper Jake Cole ahead of their trip to Yorkshire

Cole missed Monday's 4-2 defeat at Stevenage after complaining of a hip injury but returned to training on Thursday.

Teenager Tom Coulton stepped in against Boro but temporary boss Paul Fairclough has since snapped up former Portsmouth keeper Liam O'Brien, and he will make his debut if Cole is ruled out.

Striker Steve Kabba also missed out on Monday with a knee injury and remains doubtful.

Midfielder Mark Byrne (knee), forward Danny Kelly (hamstring) and defenders Daniel Leach and Darren Dennehy (both foot) remain sidelined.

Centre-half Grant Basey left the club on Thursday after having his short-term contract cancelled by Fairclough.

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