Bowen for the bench? Likely team news
Barkers inclusion at left back will mean Vidmar and Gabbidon will stay together in central defence. That means Spencer Prior will have to settle for a place on the bench.
He could be joined by Jason Bowen. Bowen's name has been linked with a return to the squad on the newswires today. Bowen would have to replace either Campbell or Whalley.
City likely then to be
Margetson, Weston, Vidmar, Gabbidon, Barker, Langley, Kav, Boland, Parry, Thorne, Earnshaw.
Subs Alexander and four from Prior, Whalley, Bonner, Collins, Bowen, Campbell and Lee.