Doncaster v Bradford preview

Date published: Thursday 2nd April 2015 6:19

James Coppinger will return to the Doncaster squad for the Yorkshire derby against fellow play-off hopefuls Bradford.

Coppinger has missed the last three games through injury but the midfielder is fit again and could go straight back into Rovers’ starting line-up.

Defender Reece Wabara and forward Nathan Tyson have been nursing niggles recently but both players are expected to retain their place in the team.

Midfielder Paul Keegan (knee) remains unavailable along with long-term absentee Rob Jones, out since mid-September following knee surgery. However, the experienced defender is closing in on a return to the first-team squad.

Bradford winger Filipe Morais will return to contention following suspension.

The Portuguese has missed the last three games following his dismissal in the recent FA Cup quarter-final replay defeat at Reading, but could go straight back into Phil Parkinson’s starting line-up.

Defender Andrew Davies will miss out as he sustained a hamstring strain in last week’s win against Oldham having only just returned from an arm problem, while midfielder Andy Halliday is doubtful due to a hamstring injury.

Goalkeeper Jak Alnwick (wrist) missed the midweek defeat to Chesterfield and will be assessed as Bradford chase their second win in six league matches.

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