Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Bradford and Morecambe at the Coral Windows Stadium.
Rob Kozluk is expected to go straight into the starting line-up against Morecambe, while fellow new boy Simon Haworth will also hope to start against the Shrimps.
The 34-year-old former Sheffield United and Barnsley defender has signed a short-term contract until the end of the season as cover for skipper Simon Ramsden, who will be sidelined for several weeks with a broken toe.
David Syers will sit out the second game of his three-match ban and fellow midfielders Kyel Reid (hamstring) and Michael Flynn (gastroenteritis) are also unavailable.
Flynn, skipper in Ramsden's absence earlier this season, had a recent spell in hospital because of his illness and the armband has been passed on to striker Craig Fagan.
The Bantams are bidding to bounce back from last week's FA Cup defeat at Watford. Phil Parkinson's side slipped up at Rotherham in their last league game after three straight wins had lifted them up the table.
Meanwhile, Jim Bentley has no new injury worries. Winger Izak Reid is still ruled out with a hernia problem that is set to sideline him for another three to four weeks.
Long-term injury victim Paul Scott has suffered another setback on his road to recovery from a knee ligament problem and is set for more time on the absentee list, having returned to light training recently.
Despite a relatively clean bill of health, the Shrimps are currently enduring a dismal run of one win in 10 matches, including defeat to lowly Northampton last time out, and the slump is set to drive Bentley into the transfer market.
"We have spoken to a couple of players but money and location has been an issue," he told the Morecambe Visitor.
"We haven't got a massive budget and we have to make sure that whoever we bring in will make us stronger."