Macclesfield Town Vs Bradford City, Sat 5 Feb 2011

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Macclesfield boss Gary Simpson admits he may be forced to shuffle his pack for the home clash with Bradford.

The Silkmen picked up several knocks during Tuesday's 4-2 home defeat at the hands of Bury and Simpson will assess the fitness of a number of players.

Defenders Carl Tremarco and Shaun Brisley are expected to remain sidelined with hip injuries as Simpson looks to engineer an upturn in fortunes.

He said: "We'll have to have a look at the squad. We've picked up a few knocks so might have to move things about."

Simpson's men have gone nine matches without a win and the Moss Rose boss added: "We've just got to tighten up and cut out the silly mistakes."

Bradford skipper Simon Ramsden is expected to return to the City starting line-up.

Ramsden has been sidelined since August with a hip problem and has been close to a return to action for several weeks, but manager Peter Taylor has opted to leave the defender on the substitutes' bench in the last two matches.

Midfielder Michael Flynn has only recently returned following a long-term hernia problem and Taylor is hoping he can play a bigger role, while defender Lewis Hunt could also feature at some stage following a long lay-off with knee ligament damage.

Striker Leon Osborne missed the midweek defeat to Lincoln with a hamstring strain and if he fails to make it Omar Daley will retain his place in the starting line-up as the Bantams chase their first win in seven league games.

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Carl Tremarco
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