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23 February 2017

Club News


23 February 2017

As Stuart McCall's Bantams prepare to travel to Vale Park to take on Port Vale this weekend, takes a look at five potential talking points ahead of the Sky Bet League One clash with the Valiants.

1. Can Wyke's wonderful start continue?

Four games, three goals and two assists - it has certainly been an encouraging start to life as a City player for striker Charlie Wyke. Following his deadline day move from Carlisle United, the Bantams' new number nine has claimed a goal or an assist in each of his four starts in Bradford colours so far. Can the forward continue that run at Vale Park on Saturday?

2. Back to winning ways?

After drawing three out of their last four games, Stuart McCall's men will be going all out for victory against Port Vale at the weekend. The Bantams have played at Vale Park an incredible ten times in the last ten years, drawing both times on their two most recent visits. City haven't won away in the league at Port Vale since September 2008, when goals from Lee Bullock and Peter Thorne secured a 2-0 win. The Bantams' manager that day? A certain Mr S McCall...

3. Same again?

Will the gaffer make changes for the Port Vale fixture? After an impressive attacking display against Bolton Wanderers last weekend, City's chief could be forgiven for going with the same team again at Vale Park this weekend. With doubts over Mark Marshall and Josh Cullen going into the game, however, could it open the door for the likes of Alex Gilliead, Timothee Dieng or Jordy Hiwula?

4. Half century up for Cullen?

Although the young midfielder picked up a knock against Bolton last weekend, should Cullen be passed fit to play at Port Vale, the West Ham United loanee will be in line for his 50th appearance in City colours. Cullen has an impressive record when it comes to City and league matches, the Bantams having only lost eight times in Sky Bet League One since his arrival just over a year ago. Can Cullen help make it a double celebration at the weekend by playing his part in a Bantams victory?

5. Quarter century for Clarke?

City's talented number ten, Billy Clarke, is one away from netting his 25th goal for the Bantams. Can he grab it at Vale Park on Saturday?

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