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* File photo by Claire Epton / capturedbyclaire.wordpress.com / @claireepton

Bradford City insist they will not rush star striker Nahki Wells back from injury.

The Bermudian frontman, who has nine goals so far this season, has been out of action with an ankle injury since the end of September.

He travelled with the squad to Crawley as part of his rehabilitation but is highly unlikely to feature at Preston on Tuesday night.

The Bantams have now lost two on the bounce without scoring but City manager Phil Parkinson told the Telegraph & Argus: “Nahki is looking better and running a bit more freely. But he hasn’t trained. 

“We took him with us (to Crawley) to get two days work with him. He was never going to be available. We’ve got to make sure that when he’s back, he’s ready. It’s a long season and we’re fifth in the table – it’s a good position.”