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Preview: Bradford City

3 March 2015

A look-ahead to tonight's game at Valley Parade

Reds travel to Bradford City in League One on Saturday looking for our second win over the Bantams at Valley Parade.

 

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Darren Drysdale

Assistants: Barry Cropp and Richard Wild

Fourth Official: Ryan Johnson

 

TEAM NEWS

Dean Leacock (groin), Lanre Oyebanjo (hamstring), Conor Henderson (ankle), Marvin Elliott (hamstring) and Josh Simpson (hamstring) are all out through injury for Reds.

Striker James Hanson, who scored in Bradford's 3-1 win over Reds in August, returns for the hosts but wide man Filipe Morais misses out.


Reds have won three out of their last six and are unbeaten in three. Bradford are without a win in three and have lost their last two.THE FORM GUIDE   


VIEW FROM THE BENCH

: "As tough as any of the games we've had in the last few weeks. Bradford are a good side with a goal threat and they have claimed some big scalps in the FA Cup this season. It's going to be a hard one for us but we're going there in good spirits in the belief we can get a result."Dean Saunders


"We've got a terrific group here and it hurts them as much as me when we lose. We don't like losing two in a row but we move on and will look to get a good result against Crawley to take into Saturday (FA Cup quarter-final against Reading).Phil Parkinson (pictured, Bradford City boss):


DID YOU KNOW?

Dean Saunders is a former Bantam and played for the club during their first season in the Premier League back in the 1990s.

  

WE’VE MET BEFORE?

This will be the sixth meeting between the teams and to date Reds have won three and lost two.

Crawley did the double over the Bantams in the 2011-12 season and also beat them 1-0 at home last season thanks to a goal from Emile Sinclair.

Bradford won 2-1 at Valley Parade last April and despite a goal from Joe Walsh Reds went down 3-1 to the visitors in August.

 

REST OF THE LEAGUE ONE FIXTURES

Barnsley v Coventry City

Colchester v Notts County

Fleetwood v Scunthorpe

Leyton Orient v Bristol City

MK Dons v Chesterfield

Port Vale v Oldham

Preston v Doncaster

Rochdale v Crewe

Sheffield United v Peterborough

Swindon v Gillingham

Yeovil v Walsall


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