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30 August 2016

Club News


30 August 2016

Bantams boss Stuart McCall has made six changes to his side for this Tuesday's visit of Stoke City to the Northern Commercials Stadium in the Checkatrade Trophy.

As expected, skipper Stephen Darby has been named in City's starting line up for their opening Northern Group C match with the Potters.

Filipe Morais is also back in the side and looking for match minutes after being hampered recently with a slight thigh problem.

Along with Darby and Morais, Vincent Rabiega, Kwame Boateng, Reece Webb-Foster and Rouven Sattelmaier have been brought into the side.

Sattelmaier will take his place in goal, while Boateng is expected to join Daniel Devine in central midfield, meaning Timothee Dieng is scheduled to start in central defence.

Rabiega is likely to begin the game from the wing, with Webb-Foster partnering Jordy Hiwula in attack.

Matthew Kilgallon is on the bench alongside regular custodian Colin Doyle and apprentice trio Ellis Hudson, Niah Payne and Tom Windle. 

The plan pre-match is to bring Kilgallon on at the interval, handing the defender his first action in claret and amber following his summer move to Valley Parade.
12. Rouven Sattelmaier60. Harry Isted 
2. Stephen Darby (c)5. Marc Muniesa
3. James Meredith16. Charlie Adam
8. Timothee Dieng34. Oliver Shenton
11. Jordy Hiwula38. Eddy Lecygne
17. Vincent Rabiega42. Joel Taylor
20. Filipe Morais45. Julien Ngoy
22. Nathaniel Knight-Percival51. Lewis Banks (c)
24. Daniel Devine52. Liam Edwards
25. Reece Webb-Foster55. Thibaud Verlinden
31. Kwame Boateng63. Johnville Renee-Pringle
1. Colin Doyle (GK)84. Mate Deczki (GK)
26. Matthew Kilgallon56. Ryan Sweeney
32. Ellis Hudson59. Sergio Molina
33. Niah Payne72. Thomas Edwards
34. Tom Windle78. Jordan Greenidge

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