Purtell is in the squad for the first time since suffering a heart attack following the Magic Weekend defeat by Leeds last May, while Bateman returns after having a shoulder reconstruction over the close season.
“They also have a big pack of Forwards and when you talk about getting a roll on – and Widnes got on one last week – then watch out if Hull KR manage that because they have some very big truckers in there.”
Bradford 19-man squad: Donaldson, Sidlow, O’Brien, Manuokafoa, Bateman, Wood, Kearney, Scruton, L’Estrange, Purtell, Lulia, Whitehead, Kear, Sammut, Addy, Olbison, Walker, Murphy, Foster.
Hull KR 19-man squad: Salter, Brown, Walker, Horne, Griffin, Paterson, Mika, Tuimavave, Welham, Burns, Hall, Paea, Carlile, Cox, Dobson, D Hodgson, Eden, Lovegrove, J Hodgson.
Prediction: Tough to call, should be high scoring, Bradford to edge it – home win.
David Hodgson needs one appearance to reach 350 for his career.
Hodgson has played club rugby for Halifax (13 games, 1999), Wigan (117 games, 2000-2004), Salford (88 games, 2005-2007), Huddersfield (93 games, 2008-2011) and current club Hull KR (24 games, 2012-2013).
He has also represented Great Britain (5 games, 2001, 2003 & 2007), England (5 games, 2005-2006 & 2008) and Yorkshire (4 games, 2001-2003).
Chev Walker needs one try to reach a career century of Rugby League touchdowns.
Walker has scored 93 club tries – made up of 86 for Leeds (1999-2006), 5 for Hull Kingston Rovers (2008-2009) and 2 for current club Bradford (2011 & 2013).
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