Bradford v Reading preview

The former Chelsea man has missed three games since limping off in the League One clash with Leyton Orient but Bantams boss Phil Parkinson is confident he will pass a late test. Ben Williams will return in goal in place of Jordan Pickford and Gary Liddle is available again.

Midfielder Liddle has missed the last two games after reaching 10 yellow cards and will be hoping to feature for Parkinson’s giant-killers.

Striker Simon Cox is a doubt for Reading’s FA Cup tie with Bradford at Valley Parade.

The Ireland forward is nursing an ankle problem and missed training on Thursday.

Manager Steve Clarke can select from strength otherwise, with former Everton and Blackburn striker Aiyegbeni Yakubu in the squad.