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LOAN WATCH: Newcastle's Good in spotlight of Bradford's FA Cup woes

Bradford City will appeal the decision to kick them out of this season's FA Cup competition for fielding an ineligible player.

The Bantams handed a debut to Newcastle United loanee Curtis Good for the 1-1 second-round draw with Brentford but an administrative error has forced the Football Association to expel them from the famous cup.

However, a Bradford statement says they will fight the charge as they seek a replay with the Bees despite the Australian defender not being cleared to play in the FA Cup.

"Bradford City Football Club can confirm that they will be appealing The FA's decision to expel the club from this season's FA Cup competition," read the statement.

"Bradford City Football Club is very sorry to have to report such a matter and apologises to our fans. The error was of an administrative technical nature and not one to intentionally break competition rules.

"We presented a case of mitigation to the FA on Thursday, however the FA panel chose to enforce the full powers of its jurisdiction and have removed the club from the FA Cup competition.

"We are clearly disappointed by this decision."

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