Bradford City Vs Torquay United, Sat 8 Oct 2011

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Bradford trio Ritchie Jones, Andrew Davies and Craig Fagan will return to contention for the home clash with Torquay.

Midfielder Jones missed the midweek penalty shoot-out win over Huddersfield in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy due to a hamstring strain, defender Davies sat it out after a receiving a bang on the head last weekend and Fagan was also rested.

On-loan winger Jamie Devitt (hip) has returned to Valley Parade following treatment at parent club Hull and could play some part on Saturday.

But manager Phil Parkinson will be without strikers Ross Hannah, forced out of the action on Tuesday night with a knee injury, and James Hanson, who is still struggling with a calf strain.

Midfielder Adam Reed, a recent loan signing from Sunderland, remains sidelined due to a groin problem and long-term absentee Steve Williams (thigh) is still out.

Torquay will be without injured winger Ian Morris for the game.

Morris has been ruled out for at least two months after a scan revealed a piece of bone floating in his knee.

The 24-year-old was taking part in a coaching course on Monday when his knee gave way during light running, and he is due to see a surgeon on Friday to discuss what may be needed to aid his recovery.

Meanwhile, on-loan striker Billy Bodin is away with the Wales Under-21s for their European Championship qualifying games against Montenegro and the Czech Republic.

However, striker Rene Howe is available for selection once again after serving a one-match ban for his red card against Shrewsbury on September 24.

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Ritchie Jones
Andrew Davies
Jamie Devitt
Steve Williams
Ian Morris
James Hanson
Craig Fagan
Rene Howe
Rene Howe
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