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Bradford reinstated into FA Cup

Bradford City have had their expulsion from the FA Cup overturned after a successful appeal to the Football Association.

Bradford were kicked out of the competition last week for fielding an ineligible player in their second-round match against Brentford.

Curtis Good, on loan from Newcastle, played in the 1-1 draw without receiving written permission from the FA by the 12pm deadline on the Friday of the tie.

But after initially expelling Bradford, the FA has now decided to allow the club - who recorded a memorable League Cup upset against Premier League side Arsenal on Tuesday - back into the competition. Bradford have instead been issued with a fine.

An official statement from Bradford read: "We can confirm that on appeal the club has now been reinstated back into the FA Cup competition and has been fined for its actions.

"We deeply regret our breach of the rules and are currently reviewing our procedures to ensure no repeat of this situation."

The FA also released a statement, which read: "Firstly, the board accepts that it is reasonable to expel a club where they have fielded an ineligible player, therefore, that element of the appeal was dismissed.

"They then turn to the issue of excessive penalty and are drawn to the fact that the effect of any decision and sanction needs to be appropriate, proportionate and fair.

"Taking into consideration that the immediate disclosure before the game, the fact that the player was for all other intents eligible and was only barred through a genuine administrative error of notification, that no consideration had been given to an alternative option that the decision was in the appeal board's view excessive.

"Therefore, that element of the appeal was upheld and the decision varied. The club are reinstated to The FA Cup Competition and are fined £1,000.''

Phil Parkinson's side now face a replay against Brentford at Griffin Park next Tuesday for a chance to meet Southend in the third round in January.

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