Team news: Two absentees for Bradford

Bradford will be without injured midfielders Ritchie Jones and Ricky Ravenhill for the home game with AFC Wimbledon.

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Jones has had rotten luck with injuries already this summer and after overcoming ankle and hamstring problems will be sidelined for several more weeks after recently twisting another ankle in training.

Ravenhill is expected to be out of action for at least the next three months after damaging medial knee ligaments during pre-season.

Defender Andrew Davies suffered no reaction after playing the full 90 minutes in the midweek win over Fleetwood following a recent thigh strain and is expected to continue.

Manager Phil Parkinson must decide whether to include new signings Zavon Hines and Nathan Doyle in his starting line-up again.

Both winger Hines and midfielder Doyle did not have the benefit of a full pre-season's training, so Will Atkinson and another summer signing, Garry Thompson, could come into Parkinson's plans.

Dons manager Terry Brown is considering making changes following the midweek 6-2 mauling by Burton.

Brown made three substitutions at half-time, with his side already 4-0 down, and admitted he could have taken off six or seven of his players.

Jim Fenlon, Byron Harrison and Rashid Yussuff came on with Warren Cummings, Louis Harris and Brendan Kiernan the men to make way.

But Brown is unlikely to be able to call upon Curtis Osano to bolster his defence.

The right-back, a summer signing from Luton, is still struggling to shake off the ankle knock which has delayed his Dons debut.

Centre-half Callum McNaughton (knee) and striker Jason Prior (broken leg) are still recovering from long-term injuries.

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