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22 June 2016

Club News


22 June 2016

The Bantams have been handed an away tie at Accrington Stanley in the draw for Round One of the EFL Cup.

Fresh from receiving their full Sky Bet League One fixture list on Wednesday morning, Stuart McCall's men can now add a trip to Accrington's Wham Stadium to their 2016/2017 season schedule following this afternoon's draw.

The tie is scheduled to take place the week commencing 8 August 2016, meaning the game is set to be City's second of the season following their league opener with Port Vale at Valley Parade just days earlier.

Wednesday's first round draw was streamed live on Facebook for the very first time via Sky Sports.

City last trip to Accrington came back in September 2012 when Alan Connell's superb lob secured a point for the Bantams in a 1-1 draw.

Interestingly, McCall's previous visit to Accrington during his first spell as City boss resulted in an entertaining 3-2 win for Bradford.

Two goals down with only ten minutes to go, McCall's men somehow fought back for victory thanks to late goals from Michael Boulding, Barry Conlon and Peter Thorne.

John Coleman's Accrington lost out in the Sky Bet League Two Play-Off semi-finals last season to eventual winners AFC Wimbledon.

Ticket details for this tie will be announced in due course.

The season's competition will be named the EFL Cup after formerly been known as the Capital One Cup in recent years.

City, of course, enjoyed great success in this competition just over three years ago when they made it to Wembley before eventually losing out in the grand final to Swansea City.

The full EFL Cup Round One draw is:

Carlisle United v Port Vale 
Rotherham United v Morecambe 
Accrington Stanley v Bradford City 
Rochdale v Chesterfield 
Mansfield v Blackburn Rovers 
Barnsley v Northampton Town 
Cambridge United v Sheffield Wednesday 
Derby County v Grimsby Town 
Oldham Athletic v Wigan Athletic 
Scunthorpe United v Notts County 
Doncaster v Nottingham Forest 
Burton Albion v Bury 
Fleetwood Town v Leeds United 
Sheffield United v Crewe Alexandra 
Shrewsbury v Huddersfield Town 
Preston North End v Hartlepool United 
Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers 
Peterborough Untied v AFC Wimbledon 
Bristol Rovers v Cardiff City 
Coventry City v Portsmouth 
Luton Town v Aston Villa 
Brighton & Hove Albion v Colchester United 
Cheltenham Town v Charlton Athletic 
Birmingham City v Oxford United 
Southend United v Gillingham 
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crawley Town 
Leyton Orient v Fulham 
Ipswich Town v Stevenage 
Wycombe Wanderers v Bristol City 
Walsall v Yeovil Town 
Exeter City v Brentford 
Queens Park Rangers v Swindon Town 
Barnet v Millwall 
Reading v Plymouth Argyle 
Newport Town v Milton Keynes Dons

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