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11 December 2014

Bantams boss Phil Parkinson says that City skipper Stephen Darby is fit and raring to go for this weekend's trip to Chesterfield following his early substitution during last Sunday's F.A Cup win over Dartford.

With the Bantams 4-0 up in the Dartford match, Darby was replaced on the hour mark due to a slight calf injury. Parkinson confirmed after the cup tie that the move was purely the Bantams erring on the side of caution ahead of the Chesterfield match.

Four days on and the City chief reiterated those words to the media this Thursday by confirming that he has no worries over his right back's fitness going into the match at the Proact Stadium.

Parkinson said: "Stephen is fine, it was purely just a precautionary substitution last Sunday.

"If he'd had his way, he would have stayed on.

"We just felt his injury could have got worse if he would have stayed on, however, so we decided not to risk it.

"He is fine now though going into this Saturday."

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