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14 February 2017

Match Previews


14 February 2017

FLEETWOOD TOWN (AWAY) - Tuesday 14 February 2017, Sky Bet League One, Highbury Stadium - kick off 7:45pm

The Bantams travel to Fleetwood Town this Tuesday evening for a potentially intriguing encounter against a fellow play-off contender.

One point and one place separates fourth-placed Fleetwood and fifth-placed City in the table going into the Sky Bet League One fixture at Highbury Stadium.

Both sides head into the match having drawn at the weekend - Fleetwood playing out a goalless draw at home to Rochdale and the Bantams drawing 1-1 away at Bristol Rovers.

Fleetwood are currently fourteen games unbeaten in League One, a run that led to boss Uwe Rosler winning the Manager of the Month award for January.

Team News

Fleetwood Town
Following Saturday's goalless draw with Rochdale, Fleetwood boss Uwe Rosler could look to make changes for the visit of the Bantams.

Devante Cole and Wes Burns may replace David Ball and Ash Hunter in attack, although Burns took a whack towards the end of the Rochdale game and could be a doubt.

Midfielder Markus Schwabi may also be recalled into Fleetwood's starting XI, while Rosler could have a choice between Jack Sowerby and Victor Nirennold at right wing-back.

Fellow right-sided defender Conor McLaughlin missed the Rochdale match through injury.

Nathan Pond (knee), Jimmy Ryan (foot) and Martyn Woolford (knee) are all expected to be sidelined for Tuesday night.

Bradford City
Josh Cullen remains a big doubt for this Tuesday's trip to Fleetwood.

Cullen missed last Saturday's match at Bristol Rovers after tweaking his thigh in training.

Nathaniel Knight-Percival and Timothee Dieng are both definitely fit to feature, however, despite taking whacks during the Rovers game.

Alex Jones (hip) and Matthew Kilgallon (shoulder) remain sidelined.

Speaking in his pre-match press interview, City boss Stuart McCall also revealed that young striker Reece Webb-Foster is set for a sustained period out after picking up a serious knee injury while on loan at Bradford Park Avenue.

Previous Encounters
City defeated Fleetwood 2-1 at the Northern Commercials Stadium when the two sides met earlier this season.

Bobby Grant gave Fleetwood the lead in the first period but Filipe Morais levelled the game up just before the interval.

A Billy Clarke penalty after the break then completed the comeback for City.

The Bantams could perhaps count themselves unlucky not to have won on their last trip to Highbury Stadium as well.

Towards the start of the 2015/2016 campaign, City drew 1-1 at Fleetwood after James Hanson had cancelled out a slightly fortuitous opening goal for the hosts direct from a Jimmy Ryan free-kick.

In a second half dominated by the visitors, Devante Cole, now at Fleetwood, twice came close to firing City into the lead, while Steven Davies saw an injury time header ruled out for offside.

The Bantams did win at Fleetwood on Boxing Day 2014, however, with goals from Hanson and Morais securing a 2-0 victory for City.

City's only other visit to Fleetwood came back in February 2013, just days after the club had booked their place in the EFL Cup Final.

Goals from Nahki Wells and Ryan Dickson helped to earn the Bantams a 2-2 draw in a see-saw encounter at Highbury Stadium.

Last Time Out

Rochdale 0
Fleetwood Town 0
Sky Bet League One
Saturday 4 February 2017

FLEETWOOD TOWN LINE UP: Cairns, Eastham, Bolger, Davies, Sowerby (Nirennold 46), Dempsey, Glendon (Schwabi 57), Grant, Bell, Hunter (Burns 77), Ball

Subs not used: Neal, Brannagan, Davis, Cole

Fleetwood Town's previous five (from left to right): D - D - D - W - W

City's kit colours: BLACK/AMBER/AMBER

Stadium Address

Fleetwood Town 
Highbury Stadium 
Park Avenue 

The best postcode for the away supporters' entrance is: FY7 6SF (Hatfield Avenue).

City fans will be able to pay on the day at Fleetwood's Highbury Stadium for the same price as the pre-match rate.

Supporters will have a choice between a seating and terracing section at Fleetwood for this game.

Admission prices for the match are: 



Adults - £23.50

Over 65s - £18.50

Students - £12.00

Under 18s - £12.00

Under 16s - £7.00

Under 5s - FOC




Adults - £21.50

Over 65s - £16.50

Students - £10.00

Under 18s - £10.00

Under 16s - £5.00

Under 5s - FOC


Disabled fans will be asked to pay the age-related amount as above. Any registered carer will go free.


Any supporters wishing to take advantage of the student concession MUST produce valid student ID for photocopying at the stadium.


Please note, Under 5 tickets are not available online.

Away Fans Guide
Please click on the following link (HERE) for a visiting fans' guide to Fleetwood Town.

Match Official: ROSS JOYCE
Mr Joyce has officiated twenty-nine games so far this season, including City's home games against Oldham Athletic and Rochdale.

The match official has also taken charge of three Fleetwood fixtures during this campaign.

His most recent match in the middle was Oldham's 1-0 away win at Chesterfield towards the start of this month.

Back the Bantams with Sky Bet

City supporters can back Stuart McCall's Bantams with Sky Bet when they travel to Fleetwood Town this Tuesday.


.21/10 to pick up all three points against the Cod Army at the Highbury Stadium. The draw is currently priced at 6/4McCall's men are available with the EFL's title sponsors at 


 to score the opening goal.5/1, while Charlie Wyke is also currently at 11/2The Bantams can be backed to win 1-0 at

Following his goal at Bristol Rovers on Saturday, Nicky Law is 9/2 to score at anytime throughout the match. City fans can place their bets for the Fleetwood fixture by clicking on the following link - 


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


Please note, all odds are subject to change.


For those unable to get to Highbury Stadium on Tuesday evening, City supporters can follow live updates from the Fleetwood Town fixture via the club's official Facebook and Twitter pages.Coverage          


Full audio match commentary of the Fleetwood 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.

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 Fleetwood game.

Bantams Player HD - HERE
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE

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