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9 March 2015

Bantams boss Phil Parkinson knows he will have to manage his squad carefully in the next week or so as City face the prospect three important games in just seven days.

Just three days after their lung-bursting effort against Reading in the FA Cup, Parkinson's men face a return to Sky Bet League 1 and a trip to Coventry City.

The Bantams then travel to Notts County at the weekend before their proposed quarter final replay at the Madejski Stadium. 

Parkinson made seven changes to his line up last Tuesday for the club's victory over Crawley Town and the City chief hasn't ruled out the possibility of making similar alterations soon.

Both Filipe Morais (sore knee) and James Hanson (dead leg) are doubts for the Coventry match after picking up knocks during Saturday's FA Cup Quarter Final, while Andy Halliday also tweaked his groin during the same match.

Ben Williams is set to continue in goal following Jordan Pickford's return to Sunderland.

Parkinson said: "There is the possibility of changes.

"We have to look at the busy schedule we have coming up and factor that in. We can also take what we learned from the Crawley game into this match.

"We'll do like we did for the Crawley game and that is to pick the best team we think possible to get us the result.

"We have a few bumps and bruises in the squad as you would expect after a hard-fought encounter like Saturday.

"Jordan has gone back now but we have a very good goalkeeper in Ben Williams.

"He has probably been unfortunate not to play more this season. When he has played, he has been outstanding for us."

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