Football: Bradford turn to Scandinavian trio

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The Norwegian international Ole Bjorn Sundgot, who partnered Manchester United's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Molde, and Swedish duo Robert Stiener, a striker from Norrkoping, and Magnus Pehrsson, a midfielder from Djurgaardens, go straight into the reckoning for Bradford City's bottom of the First Division meeting with Oldham at Valley Parade today.

City slid to 23rd after losing 4-0 at home to Crystal Palace on Tuesday and will find themselves bottom if Oldham follow their 3-0 midweek win at Grimsby with another victory.

Bolton - three points ahead of Norwich at the top - have doubts over striker Nathan Blake (ankle) and Gudni Bergsson (thigh) for the visit of Huddersfield, who give a second start to Simon Davies, on loan from Manchester United.

Norwich entertain fourth-bottom Charlton while third-placed Crystal Palace visit Tranmere. Swindon, in 10th, play Manchester City, who could come up against their former player Steve McMahon, now player-manager of the Wiltshire club.

The Second Division leaders, Brentford, now only a point clear after they slumped 2-1 at Bristol Rovers and nearest rivals Millwall beat Blackpool by the same score in midweek, visit Watford, while Walsall visit The Den. And in the Third Division Fulham will seek a 13th victory in 17 games at the expense of Lincoln at Craven Cottage, while second-placed Cambridge go to Hull.

The country's bottom club, Brighton, are banning supporters from buying tickets for the main stand at the Goldstone Ground in a bid to deal with mounting crowd unrest. The restrictions will come into force for the visit of Mansfield next Saturday.

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