THE T&A's chief sports writer Simon Parker suggests that Clayton Donaldson should be starting up front when he returns for Bradford City, leaving one of Eoin Doyle or James Vaughan facing a shock spell on the bench.

In conversation with sports reporter Nathan Atkinson, he also talks about how the Bantams have previous when it comes to dropping points against out of form sides like Saturday's opponents Mansfield Town.

But he feels that this is an avoidable banana skin, and says that, despite many City fans complaining about poor performances against the likes of Crawley and Macclesfield Town, they are in fifth place for a reason.

The dynamic duo also look back at City's well-deserved point at in-form Colchester United in midweek, a tough test that Simon thinks the visitors dealt with comfortably.

It was a much better display than the Bantams put in on Saturday, where they were outplayed in a 2-2 home draw with Scunthorpe United.

It was a game the away side should have won, having had far more shots and possession, and Nathan asks Simon whether Gary Boywer will be concerned about City being regularly "out-statted".