Bradford v Portsmouth – early team news

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Bradford’s player crisis is beginning to slightly ease, with several returning to face Pompey tomorrow. 

George Miller and Ryan McGowan are back from suspension, having missed the 4-0 hammering at Gillingham.

Tom Naylor returns for Pompey after serving a one-match suspension. Picture: Joe Pepler

Tom Naylor returns for Pompey after serving a one-match suspension. Picture: Joe Pepler

Meanwhile, Adam Chicksen is available again following a muscle tear and is expected to feature in the match-day 18.

However, Sean Scannell is struggling with a stiff back, while definitely out are Jake Reeves (groin), Alex Jones, (hamstring), Joe Riley (calf), Tyrell Robinson (unavailable), Ben Wilson (hamstring), Kelvin Mellor (broken foot), Danny Devine and Luca Colville.

Former Blues loanee Eoin Doyle is expected to feature in attack for David Hopkin’s team.

Meanwhile, Nathan Thompson will be absent for the trip to Valley Parade for Pompey. 

The defender picked up his fifth league booking of the season at Accrington last weekend and will serve a one-match suspension.

Anton Walkes is set to replace the former Swindon skipper at right-back. 

However, Tom Naylor returns following his one-match ban and is likely to come straight back into Jackett’s starting XI. 

Meanwhile, Andre Green is completing the final stages of his rehabilitation with the Blues. 

The Aston Villa loanee underwent an operation to remove a cyst from his knee last month. 

Dion Donohue (hamstring) remains sidelined.