As reported by Yorkshire Post
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DAVID HOPKIN remains without a League One win after four games in charge after seeing his Bradford City side twice hit the post and have a penalty denied against fellow strugglers Bristol Rovers at Valley Parade.
The visitors also struck the woodwork but neither side impressed and City remain in the drop zone.
Kelvin Mellor returned at right-back after three games out with hamstring trouble as Bantams head coach Hopkin reverted to a flat back four. Central defender Nat Knight-Percival was ruled out by illness, while Huddersfield Town loanee Jack Payne had to settle for a place on the bench to accommodate the 4-4-2 system, George Miller partnering Eoin Doyle up front. Jordan Gibson got the nod on one flank with Sean Scannell on the other.Bristol had former Bradford loanee Kyle Bennett, who made 18 appearances from Doncaster Rovers four years ago, on the bench.Ed Upson hit against the post from the edge of the area and Tom Nichols sent a free header wide in the early stages for the visitors.City almost took a 25th-minute lead when Tom Lockyer misjudged a long ball near halfway and Doyle raced towards the Kop and struck the ball against Jack Bonham’s right-hand post and saw it rebound into the goalkeeper’s arms.Rovers captain Lockyer was then laid out in a clash of heads with Miller on halfway but he continued after treatment only to go down again eight minutes later and be replaced by Tom Broadbent in