Parkinson ponders loan signing

Published Oct. 16, 2012 9:15 a.m. ET

Kyel Reid will be sidelined for longer than first expected, forcing Bradford manager Phil Parkinson to consider a loan replacement.

Reid was initially expected to be out for six weeks after sustaining a groin injury in the recent draw at Rochdale and although the latest prognosis suggests he will be absent for a further month, Parkinson is confident he already has a suitable replacement at his disposal.

"Reidy is still going to be a while off yet unfortunately," the Bantams boss told the club's official website. "The specialist feels it's going to be more like 10 weeks out rather than six.

"(Midfielder) Gary Jones is also still going to be a few weeks off a return as well. People are talking about us bringing someone in now (on loan) and that might well happen, but we won't do it for the sake of it.

"It has to be the right person if we're to bring someone in. We'll have a sit down and assess our options. The way Garry (Thompson) and Zavon (Hines) played when they came off the bench (against York) on Saturday though, we may already have the options within our squad."