League Two

January 12, 2013


Bradford City

1 - 2

Oxford United

League Two

15:00 +00:00, January 12, 2013

Coral Windows Stadium, England

Referee: Jeremy Simpson

Gray-ja vu for City striker

Team Stat Comparison

Bradford City Oxford United
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 7 9
Points 69 65
Goal Difference 11 -1
Goals for * 1.5 1.3
Goals against * 0.9 1.5
Last 5 W-W-L-D-W W-W-W-L-L
Last 5 home W-L-W-L-W W-L-D-L-W
Last 5 away W-D-D-W-L W-W-L-L-W
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Bradford City | Oxford United

Competition Stats

Bradford City Oxford United
Goals Nahki Wells 22 Tom Craddock 10
Assists James Hanson 9 Sean Rigg 9
Yellows Nathan Doyle 9 Tony Capaldi 6
Reds Nathan Doyle 1 James Constable 2
Squads: Bradford City | Oxford United

Andy Gray could be in line for his second debut for Bradford against Oxford after completing a permanent switch from Leeds.

Striker Gray, 35, who teams back up with boss Phil Parkinson - the pair were at Charlton together - spent two years at Valley Parade from 2002-4 and is hoping to go straight into the starting line-up.

Parkinson may want to add some fresh legs to his forward line following his side's midweek Capital One Cup heroics against Aston Villa and James Hanson could be rested.

Winger Kyel Reid is pushing for a recall to the starting line-up following his recent recovery from a long-term groin injury, while Ritchie Jones and Ricky Ravenhill offer Parkinson alternative options in midfield.

Parkinson has no new injury or suspension problems apart from the odd minor knock as Bradford chase their first league win in four matches in a bid to climb back into a play-off place.

Oxford are hopeful influential midfielder Peter Leven will return for the trip.

The former MK Dons man missed their Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat to Southend with a sore knee sustained against Sheffield United last weekend.

But the U's staff are optimistic he will be back in contention to face the Capital One Cup giantkillers.

Striker James Constable will be suspended again after his second red card of the campaign and despite fellow striker Tyrone Marsh scoring on Tuesday the youngster is set to be replaced in the starting line-up.

Fellow forward Jon-Paul Pittman is still out but centre-back Michael Duberry is pushing for a start after being rested in midweek.

Southend loanee Lewis Montrose could not feature in midweek as he was cup-tied but he could be involved at Valley Parade while Deane Smalley and Adam Chapman come into contention after spells on the sidelines.