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Preview: Bradford City

25 April 2014

A look ahead to Saturday's game

Reds travel to Bradford City on Saturday, looking to complete a SkyBet League One double over Phil Parkinson's side.


MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Sebastian Stockbridge Assistants: Mark Duncan and Ben Toner Fourth Official: Christopher Akers


TEAM NEWS

Billy Clarke (broken hand) misses out for Reds and Paul Connolly serves the fourth match of his five-match suspension. Andy Drury faces a late fitness test.


James Hanson could return for City after injury. Adam Reach has returned to his parent club Middlesbrough.


VIEW FROM INSIDE THE CAMP

John Gregory: "It'll be a good game for us. Our boys have done well in the so called bigger games this season, particularly away from home and we're looking forward to this one."


Phil Parkinson: "Crawley are just above us in the table and have done well in recent weeks when you consider how many games in midweek they have had to play. We want to send them away from Valley Parade for one last time this season before the summer break full of optimism for the next season ahead."

WE'VE MET BEFORE

All three previous meetings have been won by Crawley. Earlier in the season, Emile Sinclair settled the scores in a 1-0 win at the Checkatrade.com Stadium in March. 


Previously at the Coral Windows Stadium, Reds secured a vital 2-1 victory over City in our League Two promotion campaign. 


Goals from Gary Alexander and Leon Clarke were enough to seal victory in a match where five players were sent off after the final whistle following a brawl. Previous to that, Crawley beat Bradford 3-1 in the first meeting between the two sides. 


FORM GUIDE

Both sides suffered a 1-0 defeat on Easter Monday. Before Monday, Bradford had won one, drawn one and lost one in their previous three whilst Reds recorded three back to back wins. 


GOING TO THE MATCH?

It's pay on the day at Bradford. Tickets are £20 for Adults, Senior Citizens and NUS Students £14, Under-16s £12.


FANCY A FLUTTER?

Reds are 15/8 with League sponsors SkyBet to win with odds of 12/5 available on a draw. Bradford are 11/8. Matt Tubbs to score first in a 2-1 Crawley win is available at 40-1. For all the odds click here.


MATCH COVERAGE

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