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25 July 2015

The Bantams make their first appearance on home soil in exactly three months when they entertain Sky Bet League 2 side Carlisle United in a pre-season friendly today.

After being hampered with a minor achilles problem during the start of pre-season, summer signing Steven Davies is expected to be in the squad to face Carlisle at the Coral Windows Stadium this Saturday.

Tony McMahon is also likely to be involved after recovering from a slight thigh issue that kept him out of last weekend's match at St Mirren.

Fellow right back Stephen Darby continues to make progress from a stomach problem but he definitely won't play a part, however.

While Darby misses out, young American forward Jon Lewis is in the squad for the game, along with trialists Conrad Balatoni, Adam Drury, Joe Cracknell, Greg Leigh and Luke Hendrie.

Any trialists involved are likely to begin the game from the bench though, with Bantams boss Phil Parkinson set to name a strong starting line up for the friendly.

Following his appearance at Guiseley on Tuesday, French trialist Bilal Qsiyer will play for a City XI squad at Ossett Town this afternoon.

For visitors Carlisle, former Bantam Jason Kennedy is scheduled to be part of their travelling party down to Valley Parade this Saturday afternoon.

It will be Kennedy's first visit back to the Coral Windows Stadium since his departure for the Cumbrians earlier this summer.

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