Issue James Hanson wins red card appeal

As told by Jason Mckeown

Bradford City have been successful in appealing James Hanson’s red card against Oxford United on Saturday – meaning last season’s top scorer is free to continue up front for the Bantams’ trip to Bury this evening.

Hanson will also be available for the 1st round FA Cup clash at Colchester on Saturday – where due to restrictions with loan players Peter Taylor is set to be without Jason Price and Louis Moult, meaning Luke Oliver might have returned to makeshift striker – and the Wycombe league clash a week after.

It’s been a stop-start campaign for Hanson to date – he missed the month of September through injury – and a further absence would have been badly timed for the former Co-op man, who set himself a 20-goal target at the start of the season.

Hanson has two goals to date. Thanks to the FA’s actions, everyone of a claret and amber persuasion will hope he can now add to that tally tonight.