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Match Preview – Plymouth vs Bradford

Last Updated: 07/12/18 3:37pm

Ryan Edwards could return for Plymouth when they host struggling Bradford.

The centre-half has recovered from a chest infection and got 75 minutes under his belt for the reserves in midweek. Captain Gary Sawyer is ready to return to training after recovering from a broken foot.

Defender Scott Wootton (thigh) and midfielder Conor Grant (calf) are still sidelined.

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Bottom-club Bradford will again be without Nathaniel Knight-Percival. The defender serves out the final of his three-game suspension following a red card against Oxford.

Midfielder Hope Akpan is set to return to the squad after missing the past four matches with a shoulder problem. Manager David Hopkin otherwise reported no fresh injury problems following the FA Cup second-round draw against Peterborough.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet League One clash between Shrewsbury and Plymouth.

Highlights of the Sky Bet League One clash between Shrewsbury and Plymouth.

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Plymouth have only lost one of their six league meetings with Bradford in the 21st Century (W3 D2), a 1-0 defeat at Valley Parade in League Two in November 2012.

Bradford have only won one of their last 14 league visits to Plymouth (D3 L10), a 5-1 win in August 1994.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Luton and Bradford.

Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Luton and Bradford.

Plymouth have alternated between a defeat and a victory in their previous six home League One matches (W3 L3), winning their last such game 2-1 against Fleetwood.

Bradford have won just one of their last nine league games (D1 L7), a 2-0 victory against Oxford.

Bradford City’s David Ball has scored four and assisted one goal in his last five league appearances against Plymouth; against no other side has he scored more in the Football League (level with Dagenham and Redbridge and Oxford).

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