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Bradford v Swansea preview

Swansea defender Chico Flores has had to admit defeat in his battle to return to fitness in time for Sunday's Capital One Cup final against Bradford.

The Spaniard has failed to recover from the ruptured ankle ligaments he suffered against QPR, so Kyle Bartley or club captain Garry Monk will slot in alongside Ashley Williams.

Gerhard Tremmel will start in goal, while Michu, Wayne Routledge, Nathan Dyer and Angel Rangel will also return after being rested for the thumping defeat at Liverpool last weekend.

Bradford defender Rory McArdle, who hurt his ankle at Fleetwood nearly three weeks ago, returned to training earlier this week and is in line to partner Andrew Davies at the heart of the defence.

Gary Jones and Nathan Doyle will anchor the midfield with Kyel Reid, Garry Thompson and Will Atkinson battling for the two wide berths.

Thompson started in attack and scored in the 2-1 defeat at Wimbledon last weekend, but Phil Parkinson will pair James Hanson and Nahki Wells together up front with Reid getting the nod out wide along with Atkinson.