Bradford City: We can cope with all the injuries - Jackson

Peter Jackson.
Peter Jackson.
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Boss Peter Jackson insists injury-ravaged Bradford City can still produce the goods in tomorrow’s League Two tie at home to Shrewsbury Town (3pm).

The Bantams have something of a defensive injury crisis with Simon Ramsden (calf/hip), Shane Duff (calf), Luke O’Brien (illness) and Luke Oliver (hamstring) all on the sidelines.

Oliver was crocked in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Northampton Town – a result which extended City’s unbeaten run to three – and Jackson believes that run can be extended despite the list of absentees.

“By the looks of it we may be heading into the fixture with a bit of a makeshift side on paper, but I’m confident we can cope,” said Jackson, below.

“The belief in the squad is strong and we have some players who are eager to take their chance if selected.”

Shrewsbury sit sixth in the League Two table and approach the game following Saturday’s 1-1 draw at home to Wycombe – a result which followed a 5-0 hammering at Torquay United.

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