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15 November 2014

Club News


15 November 2014

Saturday 15 November 2014
Sky Bet League 1
Preston North End vs Bradford City
Kick Off: 3.00pm
at Deepdale

Bantams boss Phil Parkinson has recalled three players back into his starting eleven for his side's trip to Deepdale.

After missing out on the FC Halifax Town F.A Cup tie last Sunday due to the terms of his loan agreement, Jordan Pickford returns in goal.

With Stephen Darby and James Meredith keeping their places at right back and left back respectively, Rory McArdle replaces Alan Sheehan in the side to once again partner Andrew Davies in central defence.

Amazingly, despite Darby, McArdle, Davies and Meredith all having been important figures in City's defence for at least the last couple of seasons, this afternoon's match will only be the second time in over thirteen months the quartet have lined together as a back four.

Parkinson's third and final change sees Billy Clarke rewarded for his sprinted second half display against Halifax with a starting berth alongside Jon Stead in attack.

Stead has been passed fit after suffering a tight groin during the Halifax tie, while James Hanson and Gary Liddle have been named on the bench.

1. Jamie Jones
1. Jordan Pickford
5. Tom Clarke (c)
2. Stephen Darby
7. Chris Humphrey
3. James Meredith
8. Neil Kilkenny
5. Andrew Davies
12. Paul Gallagher
10. Billy Clarke
14. Joe Garner
14. Mark Yeates
16, David Buchanan
16. Jon Stead
22. Jack King
17. Jason Kennedy
23. Paul Huntington
20. Filipe Morais
27. Callum Robinson
23. Rory McArdle
31. Alan Browne
25. Andy Halliday
21. Thorsten Stuckmann
12. Ben Williams (GK)
3. Scott Laird
4. Matthew Dolan
9. Kevin Davies
6. Alan Sheehan
11. Lee Holmes
8. Gary Liddle
17. Kyel Reid
9. James Hanson
19. John Welsh
11. Billy Knott
33. Jack Ryan
18. Christopher Routis

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