Bradford v Hereford preview
Bradford's Michael Boulding is hoping to shake off a virus to play against Hereford, who are searching for their first away win.
Last Updated: 23/10/09 3:48pm
Bradford striker Michael Boulding hopes to shake off a virus in time to prove his fitness for the home game against Hereford.
Boulding missed last weekend's defeat at Dagenham due to the illness and had been told to stay away from Valley Parade.
Fellow striker Gareth Evans returned to the starting line-up last week alongside James Hanson following a three-game ban and those two are likely to resume their partnership should Boulding fail to make it.
Last season's leading goalscorer Peter Thorne will be sidelined for at least another fortnight after aggravating a hamstring injury and Stephen O'Leary has also suffered an injury setback.
The midfielder, a summer signing following his release from Hereford, was hoping to return against his former club after breaking a toe, but has been told the injury has not healed properly and must rest indefinitely.
John Trewick will be able to call upon Craig King, Mark Marshall and Danny Blanchett after the trio all extended their loan deals at Hereford.
Leicester striker King will now stay until the end of the season while Swindon winger Marshall and Peterborough defender Blanchett will remain with the Bulls for at least another month.
All three are expected to feature at Valley Parade as Trewick's charges go in search of their first away win of the season.
Winger Jonny Godsmark returned to the bench in the 1-0 win over Chesterfield last weekend having been out with a broken hand and he can expect to be involved once again.
Trewick will also be hoping attacking midfielder Marc Pugh (calf) and defender Darren Jones (ankle) can prove their fitness in time for the encounter.
But defender Darren Dennehy (ankle) and midfielder Craig Jones (back) are likely to miss out once again.