Date: 24th December 2014 at 7:46am
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Bradford and Billy Clarke haven’t got the Christmas present that either would have wanted as our striker is set for a spell on the sidelines.

The in-form striker suffered a knee injury in the draw with Scunthorpe last weekend and this will keep him out of the visit to Fleetwood on Boxing Day with the game at Valley Parade a couple of days later also being missed.

As thing stand this medial knee ligament injury will also keep him out of our FA Cup third round meeting with Millwall early in the New Year.

Phil Parkinson confirmed on the official website this week that we’ll be without Clarke for ‘a few weeks,’ the full extend of the injury isn’t yet known so he’s being send for a scan to determine more.

He knows that we’ll miss him, he had scored three in his last four to become our joint-top goalscorer, so is working on ‘other things’ in training to find a way to best combat his loss.

Parkinson said: ‘Billy playing in that sort of ‘number ten’ role has been an important part of our recent success and we have to decide now whether we stick with the same side and go with a Mark Yeates or Billy Knott in that role, or whether we go back to a more conventional 4-4-2 formation.

‘We will be looking at a few things in training to see what we think will work best.’

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