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Match Previews


7 April 2017

Match Previews


7 April 2017

vs BURY, Sky Bet League One, Saturday 8 April 2017, Gigg Lane, kick off 3:00pm

With just five games of the regular season to go, Stuart McCall's Bantams travel to Bury this Saturday looking to strengthen their bid to secure a spot in the play-offs come the end of the campaign.

Following last Saturday's victory at home to Walsall, City will head to Gigg Lane this weekend currently fourth in the league table and needing just one point to break the 70-point mark.

As the battle for those four prized play-off berths intensifies, however, McCall's men will be looking for nothing but a win when they take on the Shakers.

City's hosts on Saturday will be keen for the points themselves though.

After a heavy 5-1 loss at Oxford United last time out, Bury - now managed by former Huddersfield Town boss Lee Clark - sit just three points outside the League One relegation zone.

Prior to their one-sided defeat at Oxford, Bury had been in commendable recent form under Clark, collecting creditable goalless draws against the likes of Fleetwood Town and Millwall, and dispatching Bristol Rovers at home 3-0.

The Shakers had in fact gone four games without conceding a goal before their trip to Oxford.

On top of that encouraging defensive record, Bury also boast one of the top strikers in the division, James Vaughan.

Vaughan - once of Everton, Birmingham City and Huddersfield  - has netted 22 goals so far this season. 

Only Sheffield United's prolific forward Billy Sharp has more goals in League One this campaign.

Team News

On-loan defender Cameron Burgess is set to return for the Shakers this weekend after missing Bury's last two games while on international duty with Australia's U23s.

Midfield duo Reece Brown and Craig Jones are both back in training following recent injury. 

This Saturday's game could come too soon for Brown - a one-time City loanee - although Jones is believed to have a chance of being involved.

Callum Styles could also make up part of Bury's match-day squad after missing the defeat at Oxford last time out with a tight hamstring.

Andrew Tutte (hamstring) is likely to miss out though, while Danny Mayor (hip), Zeli Ismail (hamstring) and Nathan Cameron (knee) remain sidelined.

Goalkeeper Rob Lainton also won't be in Bury's squad for Saturday after penning an emergency loan deal with League Two side Cheltenham Town.

Former Bantams Ben Williams and Greg Leigh are still part of Bury's squad after leaving City last summer, although Williams hasn't featured since the start of January.

Leigh has been starting recently for the Shakers, however, playing mainly in a left wing back role.

Bradford City
Bantams boss Stuart McCall says City have no new injuries worries to concern them ahead of the trip to Bury.

Charlie Wyke is back training after a bout of a food poisoning earlier in the week, while Nicky Law is back to full fitness following his return from injury as a sub in last weekend's win over Walsall.

Rouven Sattelmaier is also now fit again after missing the Walsall game with a twisted ankle.

Alex Gilliead and Matthew Kilgallon continue to make progress from hamstring and shoulder problems respectively and could be involved in some part of the play-offs should City make it that far.

Last Time Out

Tuesday 28 March 2017
Sky Bet League One
Oxford United 5 (Johnson 11, Rothwell 35, McAleny 39, 49, 90+5)
Bury 1 (Vaughan 59)

BURY: Murphy, Moore, Kay, Bryan (Hope 68), Barnett, Pennant (Walker 45), Caddis, Mellis, Leigh, Vaughan, Lowe (Miller 45)

Subs not used: Lainton, Pope, S Burgess, Beadling

Previous Encounters
City and Bury played out a 1-1 draw at the Northern Commercials Stadium on New Year's Eve earlier this season.

Bury's Scott Burgess gave the visitors the half time advantage, with Nicky Law levelling things up for the Bantams after the break.

The Bantams' two most recent trips to Bury - both coming last season - also finished level.

Both were actually goalless draws as well, including an Emirates FA Cup third round encounter which saw City fans populate both ends of the ground at Gigg Lane.

Ticket News
Only a limited number of tickets now remain on sale for this Saturday's fixture.

Bury match tickets are now on sale to all members of the club, this includes past and present season ticket/FlexiCard holders and anyone who has a sales history with the ticket office (purchasing tickets for high-profile games etc).

Tickets are available at the ticket office in person, or online (HERE). The ticket office do not accept telephone bookings for match tickets. 

Any supporter wishing to purchase the free under 5 tickets must do so at the ticket office as these tickets will not be available online.

Any tickets bought online before 5:00pm on Wednesday (5 April) will be posted out to the address provided. 

Any tickets purchase after this time will be made available to collect from the ticket office up until 5:00pm on Friday (7 April). 





Adults - £22.00

Seniors - £16.00  (over 65s)

Under 23s - £16.00

Under 18s - £10.00

Under 11s - £5.00

Under 5s - FREE

Students - £16.00  (must show valid NUS student Card)


Disabled fans will be asked to pay £16.00. This price will include a free carer's ticket, subject to the supporter in question being in receipt of DLA at the mid or higher rate or PIP. A blue badge will not be accepted as sufficient proof of disability.


Wheelchair users will also be asked to pay £16.00 with access to a free carer's ticket. 

Bradford City Football Club are committed to accessible football for all. If you have any accessibility needs that are not met through our standard service provision, please refer to our disabled supporters policy for details or contact our disability liaison officer.

A look at the two sides' recent records - HERE

Five Talking Points
Five possible talking points this weekend - HERE

Away Fans' Guide
Your helpful guide to travelling to Gigg Lane this Saturday - HERE

City's kit colours - CLARET & AMBER/BLACK/BLACK

Match Official: TREVOR KETTLE
Mr Kettle has taken charge of thirty-one games so far this season, mainly in League One and League Two.

The experienced official has already taken charge of two City matches this campaign - the home draw with Southend United and the home success over Chesterfield.

Back the Bantams with Sky Bet

City supporters can back Stuart McCall's Bantams with Sky Bet when they travel to Bury this Saturday.


.12/5 to pick up all three points against the Shakers on Gigg Lane. The draw is currently priced at 21/20McCall's men are available with the EFL's title sponsors at


 to score the opening goal.11/2, while Billy Clarke is also currently at 6/1The Bantams can be backed to win 1-0 at

After scoring in City's previous away game at Scunthorpe United, Alex Jones is 2/1 to score at anytime throughout the match. City fans can place their bets for the Bury fixture by clicking on the following link - 


There are as many as 71 different betting options with Sky Bet for Saturday's game.


Please note, all odds are subject to change.


For those unable to get to Gigg Lane on Saturday, City supporters can follow live updates from the Bury fixture via the club's official Facebook and Twitter pages.Coverage           


Full audio match commentary of the Bury match can be found via Bantams Player HD. Join Pulse 2's Jason Thornton and Chris Cooper for match action and reaction from the game.


Bantams Player HD is also the place for post-match interviews from McCall and his players, plus extended match highlights over the coming days.

On top of all that, Bantams Player HD subscribers can get interviews, action, previous encounters and highlights as well in the build up to Saturday's match.

Supporters can subscribe to Bantams Player HD for as little as £4.49 per month.

The official website, Twitter and Facebook pages will also have post-match reaction from the City camp following the Bury game.

Bantams Player HD - HERE
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE

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