Ravenhill in the reckoning

Bradford City’s Ricky Ravenhill hopes to be fit in time for

Friday’s home game with Southend.

The midfielder, 32, sustained a shin injury in the Bantams’

recent home win against Wycombe and was struggling to be included

in boss Phil Parkinson’s plans for last weekend’s postponed fixture

against Bristol Rovers.

“Maybe Saturday might have come around a bit too soon for me

with the leg, so it was nice to have that little bit of an extra

break,” Ravenhill told the club’s official website.

“The leg’s still a bit sore, but we have still a few days to go

until Friday’s match and I’ve trained Monday and Tuesday no

problems with it.

“Fingers crossed, there’s no reason why I shouldn’t be

fine.”

Ravenhill, a summer signing from Notts County, has won back his

place in Parkinson’s starting line-up in recent weeks after being

an unused substitute in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley.