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15 April 2017

Club News


15 April 2017

Stuart McCall's Bantams travel to Bramall Lane this Easter Monday (17 April 2017) to take on Sheffield United in their latest Sky Bet League One fixture.

Ahead of City's encounter with the Blades, takes a look at five possible talking points this Monday.

1. United crowned champions - can City spoil the title party?
Following Bolton Wanderers' defeat at Oldham Athletic this Saturday, Sheffield United have now been confirmed as League One Champions for this season. Such news is likely to mean a party atmosphere in the home stands at Bramall Lane on Monday. The Bantams won't be in the mood to celebrate just yet though - McCall's men still need the points to try and help their own promotion ambitions. The league's best team are expected to pose a big threat to City this Monday but can the Bantams kept their recent winning run going against the Championship-bound Blades?

2. Familiar faces
There are likely to be a number of familiar faces on both sides when the two teams line up at Bramall Lane. McCall spent five years as a player and coach at Sheff Utd, this Monday's match will actually be his first in the visiting dug-out as a manager since leaving Bramall Lane. City players Nicky Law, Billy Clarke and Tony McMahon have all also previously represented the Blades, while Rory McArdle is from the Sheffield area. For United, manager Chris Wilder spent a season with the Bantams during his playing career. Strikers James Hanson and Marc McNulty were, of course, at Valley Parade as recently as the turn of the year. Sheff Utd defender Jake Wright began his professional career at City.

3. Away end - sold out
City are set to be backed by another large away following after the Club's allocation of tickets for this fixture sold out. This follows on from recent outstanding support in games at Scunthorpe United and Bury. There will be no option to pay on the day at Bramall Lane - please do not travel to the game without a valid match ticket.

4. Early kick off
Don't forgot, this Monday's match is scheduled to kick off at 12:15pm due to live television coverage.

5. Goals, goals, goals
The last three encounters between City and Sheff Utd have seen at least four goals scored, with the first match involving the two sides this season memorably finishing 3-3 at the Northern Commercials Stadium. Can we expect more of the same sort of entertainment at Bramall Lane?

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