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23 August 2017

Club News


23 August 2017

The Bantams return to Sky Bet League One action this Saturday (26 August 2017) with a trip to Walsall.

Stuart McCall's men will be looking to return to winning ways at Walsall's Banks's Stadium at the weekend following a narrow defeat at the hands of Blackburn Rovers last time out.

Ahead of the trip to the Midlands, we've picked out five possible talking points in the build up to City's League One clash with the Saddlers...

1. Back to winning ways?
McCall's men will be keen to get that winning feeling back once again this Saturday after narrowly losing out to Blackburn Rovers last weekend. Before the Blackburn defeat, City had registered two victories from their first two league games. Last season's encounter at the Banks's Stadium ended 1-1, can City go one better this time around?

2. The return of Wyke?
After a period out with a hamstring injury, Charlie Wyke made his first appearance of the season as a second half substitute during the Blackburn game. For Wyke, the Blackburn game was his first involvement in a City match since the opening pre-season game of the summer at Bradford Park Avenue. With a full week of training under his belt, will Wyke be in line to claim a place in McCall's starting XI at Walsall or will the City chief err on the side of caution?

3. Attacking options
Regardless of the situation with Wyke though, McCall currently has a wealth of options to choose from in attack, including Alex Jones, Paul Taylor, Omari Patrick, Dominic Poleon and Shay McCartan, plus the wing option of Alex Gilliead. Decisions, decisions for the manager!

4. A place for Hendrie?
City added to their defensive ranks this week with the loan signing of Burnley right back Luke Hendrie. The 22 year-old has arrived at the Northern Commercials Stadium to add competition for places but will he make City's travelling party for the journey south to Walsall?

5. 2013 repeat?
City's last win at Walsall came back in October 2013 (anyone remember that Kyel Reid stunner?!) Since then, City have drawn twice and lost once on their three most recent visits to the Banks's Stadium. A repeat of that 2013 victory - and a similar goal - would certainly be welcome!

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