So its that time again, the weekend, and that means more action for the Bantams in Sky Bet League one.

This time the travel is just over 60 miles to Glanford park to face Scunthorpe United.

After a midweek win for the Bantams in the FA cup defeating Aldershot 2-0 and a good league form on the role, Bradford will look to continue their form and head even further up the league table.

Bradford however have suffered a small set back in the trio of players now out due to injury, this being a theme that seems to be blighting Phil Parkinson. In the FA cup game at Aldershot James Hanson was substituted at the hour mark, and although he seemed fine at the time it would appear, according to Bradford news sources, he has suffered ligament damage.

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Although the injury is not serious Bradford's head of physio, Matt Barrass, wants to see him again before playing another match, and says he needs to rest the injury. Also on the injured list, one James Meredith who returned from international duty with Australia, with an irritation to an old foot injury and Reece Burke still appears to be in discomfort with his knee injury, picked up on Monday, which ruled him out of the Wednesday's FA cup game.

Phil does have some good news though with the return from international duty of Lee Evans, who had been away with Wales under 21's playing in both games against Armenia and Romania. 

It would also look as if Phil Parkinson may be strengthen the ranks after Hanson injury concerns, as it has been revealed that he has signed Jordan Bowery on loan from championship side Rotherham united.

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The 6' 1' striker could use his power and stature to be an adequate replacement for James Hanson, as he takes the number 24 shirt, as he remains with the club till 2nd of January's game against Gillingham. Bowery scored 5 times in 36 appearances for Rotherham last season helping them to remain in their first season in the championship.

Scunthorpe will have Scott Laird back in contention after his one match ban, and big player for the club, Darius Henderson could also make a start for the side. However they are still without Tom Hopper, who is out with a shoulder injury.

The bantams have had a great run in the league, considering their position at the end of September was 19th and now they find themselves on the cusp of play off places in 7th. They have taken 17 points from the last 24 possible points, 8 games unbeaten and have only let 5 goals in, league wise. Scunthorpe however are no mean feat since in their last 8 games they have racked up 5 wins and three losses to land themselves in 12th place with 24 points.

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A win for City could send them to 5th depending on results and should Scunthorpe win they could find themselves right behind the Bantams in 8th. 

The Iron meets the Bantams will surely turn out to be a hard fought scrap for those all important places as we head towards the mid season point.

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