IT has not been the easiest of rides for Bradford City loanee Jamie Devitt so far, with injury and suspension limiting him to a handful of appearances in a Bantams shirt.

Could Stuart McCall turn to him tomorrow, or is Newport County not the ideal game to throw him back in him?

The T&A's chief sports writer Simon Parker expects weather conditions to be similar to last week's game at Cambridge United, but with the added drawback of Rodney Parade's notorious pitch.

Either way, City will be hoping for more joy than last weekend. They defended manfully for 85 minutes, before a combination of bad luck and a loss of concentration saw a win transform into a defeat.

They missed Callum Cooke badly in that encounter, and he is unlikely to play any part tomorrow either, with a jarred back still causing him problems.