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Bradford City Vs Lincoln City, Tue 1 Feb 2011

Osborne unlikely to face Imps (©PAphotos)
Osborne unlikely to face Imps (©PAphotos).

Bradford striker Leon Osborne is expected to miss the midweek home clash with Lincoln.

Osborne was forced out of Saturday's 2-2 draw at Chesterfield with a hamstring strain and if he fails to make it Omar Daley will be recalled to the starting line-up.

Skipper Simon Ramsden could be named on the substitutes' bench after a long-term hip/calf injury.

Ramsden was expected to return at Chesterfield, but tweaked his back in training and was left out of the squad as a precaution after being sidelined since August.

Manager Peter Taylor, under pressure to turn around the Bantams' fortunes after his side have collected one point from their last five league matches, will be without midfielders Tommy Doherty (ankle) and Lee Bullock (thigh) and defender Steve Williams (hamstring).

New signings Ali Fuseini and Scott Spencer will be included in the Lincoln squad.

Attacking midfielder Fuseini has signed a contract until June 2012, while striker Spencer has agreed a deal until the end of the season.

Fuseini could come into contention for a start, but Spencer is likely to be on the bench.

"I've spoken to Scott and because we are firing up front at the moment, I've told him that he won't start," said City boss Steve Tilson.

"He has a fantastic attitude and that's what I am after. We need people involved who might be on the bench, but even then will not have the hump."

Gavin Hoyte remains available after extending his loan from Arsenal. The defender made his comeback from a hamstring injury with a late substitute appearance during the 1-0 home win over Port Vale on Saturday.

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