Defender Andy Myers, above, will be out of action for up to six weeks with a torn hamstring in the latest injury blow to hit Bradford City.

Myers has had a scan on the damaged hamstring he suffered ten minutes from the end of the 1-1 draw against Arsenal. Manager Chris Hutchings said: "It is a 40 per cent tear, which means he will be missing for about six weeks.

"Andy played very well against Arsenal and then, with only ten minutes to go, he stretched for the ball and tore his hamstring. It is a blow for him and us, but it is how we deal with the situation that counts."

The injury is frustrating for Myers, who has impressed in his two Premier-ship matches this season.

His absence means City are without two defenders because Andy O'Brien is also out of action after breaking his collarbone against Leicester.

Hutchings said that O'Brien, who will be out of action for eight weeks, has been able to take his sling off, which makes him feel more comfortable, but it will be some time before he can join in training with the other players.

Welsh international striker Dean Saunders has begun his recovery from a knee operation at the end of last week.