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28 February 2017

Match Previews


28 February 2017

vs MILTON KEYNES DONS (HOME), Northern Commercials Stadium, Tuesday 28 February 2017, kick off 7:45pm

The Bantams entertain Milton Keynes Dons at the Northern Commercials Stadium in their final Sky Bet League One fixture for the month of February.

The game is the first of two consecutive home matches in the week for Stuart McCall's men, with Peterborough United due at Valley Parade at the weekend.

Should City avoid defeat against MK Dons, McCall's side will make it a year unbeaten in the league at home.

Any victory on Tuesday night will also be City's sixth consecutive league win over the Dons.

MK Dons, now managed by Robbie Neilson, enjoyed a 2-1 success over Shrewsbury Town at Stadium MK on Saturday.

Neilson joined the Dons at the start of December after leaving Hearts to take up the manager's role left by Karl Robinson following six years at the club.

Team News

Bradford City
Bantams boss Stuart McCall says he will have to check on the fitness of a couple of his squad members after Saturday's win at Port Vale.

Mark Marshall, who missed the Vale victory with a tight hamstring, will also be assessed pre-match.

Alex Jones is in contention for a starting berth after coming through unscathed from the Vale match at the weekend.

Jones netted the winner at Vale Park - his first goal for the club - on his return to action from a hip problem.

Matthew Kilgallon remains on City's long-term injury list after shoulder surgery last month.

Milton Keynes Dons
Dons duo Dean Lewington and Ben Reeves are both back in the reckoning having recently returned from injury.

Reeves made his return from a groin injury in Saturday's win over Shrewsbury but Dons boss Robbie Neilson says the attacking midfielder's fitness levels will be to built up again over time.

Ed Upson is back after serving a two-match ban, while defender Joe Walsh has also completed a recent suspension.

Dons boss Robbie Neilson could look to stick with lively attacking duo Kieran Agard and Chuks Aneke, while Nicky Maynard is also an option in the striking department.

Scott Wootton remains the Dons' only long-term absentee.

Last Time Out

Shrewsbury Town 1 (Humphrys 90)
Milton Keynes Dons 2 (Agard 5, Barnes 11)
Sky Bet League One
Saturday 25 February 2017

MILTON KEYNES DONS: Martin, Baldock, Downing, Walsh, GB Williams, Potter, O'Keefe, Barnes, Reeves (Muirhead 68), Aneke, (Ngombo 68), Agard (Maynard 67)

Subs not used: Lewington, Bowditch, Nicholls, Tilney

Milton Keynes Dons expected match colours: WHITE/WHITE/WHITE

Previous Encounters
The Bantams secured a 2-1 victory over MK Dons the last time the two sides met towards the start of the season.

Goals from Josh Cullen and Billy Clarke gave McCall's men a strong advantage at the break at Stadium MK. Ed Upson pulled one back deep into injury time but City were still able to claim the away win.

The Bantams have come out on top in the two most recent home matches with MK Dons as well.

Back in the 2014/2015 campaign, Dele Alli, now with Tottenham Hotspur, gave the visitors the lead in front of the Sky Sports cameras but goals from Clarke and James Hanson saw City come from behind for the win.

Hanson was also City's match-winner during the 2013/2014 home encounter, the striker pouncing on a sliced clearance from Dons 'keeper Dave Martin to fire home a second half winner for the 1-0 victory.

Stadium Access Details
Information for supporters regarding stadium access for the MK Dons fixture can be found HERE.

A look at the two sides' recent records - HERE

Five Things To Look For
Ahead of this Tuesday's game, find out five potential things to look out for - HERE 

Manager's View:

Stuart McCall: "We might have to be patient at times. That could be the case for the players, staff and the fans. As long as we score at least one than more than them though, I'll be happy.
Robbie Neilson: “They are strong and they’ve got quality all over the pitch so we know it’s going to be a tough one. We know it’s going to be a real battle so it’s about scrapping and making sure we get a foothold in the game.” 

Match Official: DARREN DEADMAN
Mr Deadman has officiated thirty-seven games already so far this season.

The referee's last game in the middle came as recently as last Saturday when he took charge of Bristol Rovers' home draw with Scunthorpe United.

The Cambridgeshire-based official's previous fixture involving City was the Bantams' goalless draw with Port Vale on the opening day of the 2016/2017 campaign.

Back the Bantams with Sky Bet

City supporters can back Stuart McCall's Bantams with Sky Bet when they entertain Milton Keynes Dons at the Northern Commercials Stadium.


.14/5 to pick up all three points against the Dons at Valley Parade. The draw is currently priced at 1/1McCall'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 15/2The Bantams can be backed to win 2-0 at

Following his match-winner at Port Vale on Saturday, Alex Jones is 2/1 to score at anytime throughout the match. City fans can place their bets for the Milton Keynes Dons 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 the Northern Commercials Stadium on Tuesday, City supporters can follow live updates from the MK Dons fixture via the club's official Facebook and Twitter pages.Coverage             


Full audio match commentary of the Dons match can be found via Bantams Player HD. Join Pulse 2's Jason Thornton and Chris Cooper, plus City defender Matthew Kilgallon, 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 MK Dons game.

Bantams Player HD - HERE
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE

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