Bradford City Vs Southend United, Fri 27 Aug 2010

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Bradford boss Peter Taylor could revert to a more familiar starting line-up for Friday's visit of Southend.

Taylor made five changes to his side for the 2-1 extra-time defeat to Preston on Tuesday and is set to recall the likes of defender Lewis Hunt and midfielder Lee Bullock.

Defender Robbie Threlfall will return after missing out against Preston due to a one-match ban for his sending off against Torquay last weekend.

Michael Flynn is out for a month after undergoing a groin operation this week and Simon Ramsden is sidelined for three weeks with a calf injury.

On-loan Norwich midfielder Tom Adeyemi took a knock to his shin against Preston and will be monitored closely.

Southend boss Paul Sturrock has no new injury worries.

However, Sturrock will be grateful to have a fully fit squad at his disposal should changes need to be made following Tuesday night's gruelling 2-1 extra-time defeat to Wolves in the Carling Cup.

Bilel Mohsni made his first start for the Blues as Richard Stearman broke their hearts with an extra-time injury-time winner, and the centre back is set to retain his place.

Peter Gilbert joined Mohsni in the Shrimpers defence on Tuesday night, completing the full 120 minutes on his return from an ankle injury, and he is in line for further involvement against the Bantams.

Sturrock will hope his side's spirited midweek display against Premier League opposition will improve their form in League Two, where they have taken a solitary point from three outings this term.

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Simon Ramsden
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Lewis Hunt
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