PETER JACKSON hopes to have potential match-winner Danny Schofield on derby duty at Bradford tomorrow (1.00).
But the Town boss, who has already ruled out David Mirfin (thigh), has concerns over Andy Booth (hamstring) and Chris Brandon (toe) as the big countdown continues.
Schofield, who missed last week's 2-2 home draw with Bournemouth because of a groin problem, came through a full training session yesterday and was out to stake his claim in today's final work-out.
But Booth and Brandon, who picked up his new injury while continuing his return from a damaged ankle in Wednesday's Reserve match, were sidelined yesterday.
Jackson - who also reported that John McCombe and Aaron Hardy took knocks during the second-team's 0-0 home draw with Nottingham Forest - was hoping Booth, who missed the Bournemouth game through illness, and Brandon, who made his first appearance in 10 first-team games as a substitute, would take part in today's session.
"Danny's return to the frame is great news, bcause we all know what a talent he is, but the concerns over the others are frustrating," said the manager, whose side are 17th in League I to Bradford's fourth.
"We'll assess all the options before finalising our plans, and all fit players will go to Valley Parade."
Jon Worthington, whose appearance from the bench against Bournemouth was his first in nine matches because of hernia surgery, is eager for action as Town aim to become the first club in 12 to win at Bradford.
But Jackson would not confirm whether his skipper will start, or whether he will repeat the five-man midfield system with which he started the last two away games, at Swansea, where Town won 2-1, and Tranmere, where they fought back from two down to draw.
Jackson added: "A lot depends on which players are available, but one thing is sure - if we play like we did at Swansea and in the second half at Tranmere, we'll have a great chance."