Bradford City Vs Dagenham & Redbridge, Sat 20 Aug 2011

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Bradford defender Steve Williams is hoping to play some part in the home game against Dagenham & Redbridge.

Williams has been limited to just one appearance this season - in the Carling Cup defeat at Leeds - due to a thigh strain, but could return to the substitutes' bench as the Bantams chase their first win of the season.

Manager Peter Jackson must decide whether to stick with a 4-4-2 formation and retain Michael Flynn and Chris Mitchell in central midfield, with Jack Compton and Michael Bryan on the wings, or revert back to a 4-3-3, with Ritchie Jones coming into the side.

David Syers and another midfielder, Lee Bullock, remain sidelined.

Syers could be missing for three months after tearing two ligaments in his right knee, while Bullock is expected to be out for four weeks with a small hip muscle tear.

Defender Simon Ramsden has suffered another injury setback, with a calf strain delaying his return to the squad for the first time since February.

Dagenham & Redbridge boss John Still is unable to welcome back any of his injured players for the trip.

Full-back Abu Ogogo (groin) and strikers Sam Williams (groin) and Phil Walsh (toe) were the latest to join the treatment room ahead of Tuesday`s 1-0 win over Swindon and, despite making progress with their recoveries, all three will again miss out at Valley Parade.

Midfielders Billy Bingham (knee), Kevin Maher (metatarsal), Peter Gain (hernia) and Damian Scannell (groin) as well as strikers Rob Edmans (fractured leg) and Josh Scott (hip) all remain unavailable.

However, there was positive news in midweek with the return of Richard Rose from his groin problem and the defender should once again be available to face the Bantams.

Dagenham did at least suffer no fresh injuries against Swindon and Still will be thankful as his side look to make it back-to-back wins in their quest for an immediate return to League One.

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