Bantams boss Stuart McCall has reverted back largely to the same side that began City's last league game at AFC Wimbledon.
The likes of Romain Vincelot, Nicky Law and Nathaniel Knight-Percival have all been recalled after starting for City at Wimbledon's Cherry Red Records Stadium a fortnight ago.
After returning from injury at Morecambe on Wednesday night in the Checkatrade Trophy, James Meredith keeps his place at left back, meaning Matthew Kilgallon will be among City's substitutes.
With Colin Doyle away on international duty, Rouven Sattelmaier will make his league debut between the sticks.
Mark Marshall has been reinstated in City's midfield for the visit of Rochdale.
Josh Cullen is also named in midfield for the Bantams after the club came to an agreement with the Republic of Ireland Under 21s which will see the West Ham loanee join up with the Irish camp on Sunday.
Haris Vuckic misses out altogether following the foot injury he picked up during Wednesday's Checkatrade Trophy match.
|12. Rouven Sattelmaier||1. Josh Lillis|
|2. Stephen Darby||2. Joe Rafferty|
|3. James Meredith||5. Niall Canavan|
|4. Nicky Law||10. Callum Camps (c)|
|6. Romain Vincelot (c)||11. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing|
|7. Mark Marshall||15. Joe Thompson|
|8. Timothee Dieng||18. Keith Keane|
|9. James Hanson||19. Steven Davies|
|10. Billy Clarke||27. Andy Cannon|
|14. Josh Cullen||28. Aaron Morley|
|22. Nathaniel Knight-Percival||39. Joe Bunney|
|30. Joe Cracknell (GK)||25. Conrad Logan (GK)|
|11. Jordy Hiwula||3. Scott Tanser|
|18. Marc McNulty||4. Jim McNulty|
|20. Filipe Morais||6. Harrison McGahey|
|23. Rory McArdle||16. Reuben Noble-Lazarus|
|24. Daniel Devine||36. Matthew Gillam|
|26. Matthew Kilgallon||45. Andrew Hollins|