Date: 4th December 2012 at 10:04am
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Port Vale v Bradford
Johnstone’s Paint Northern Q-F
4th December 2012
19:15
Vale Park

Bradford return to cup action again tonight, the weekends FA Cup second round draw with Brentford sees them take on league two rivals Port Vale in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

Port Vale will be without Tom Pope (their 21-goal topscorer), Richard Duffy and Ryan Burge (all suspension) as the trio miss out after collecting five yellow cards.

On loan defender Liam Chilvers (cup-tied) can return for the hosts though and captain Doug Loft (calf) could also get some match time after injury.

Phil Parkinson has already said that he’ll probably make some changes tonight, not enforced as there aren’t any new injuries or suspension for Bradford.

Jon McLaughlin looks set to return in goal with “five or six” changes expected with Gary Jones, Will Atkinson and Nahki Wells among them expected to also return. Kyel Reid (groin) and Zavon Hines (ankle) are still unfit with Andrew Davies (knee) and Luke Oliver (Achilles) out for the season.

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