Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News


9 March 2017

Club News


9 March 2017

The Bantams travel to the Ricoh Arena this Saturday (11 March 2017) for their Sky Bet League One fixture with Coventry City.

Ahead of the Coventry match, takes a look at five possible things to look out for this weekend...

1. Final Ten
Including this Saturday's game at Coventry, Stuart McCall's men now have ten league games to go until the end of the regular season. Thirty points still to play for, how many can McCall's side collect between now and the end of April?

2. New Coventry Manager
Following the dismissal of Russell Slade last weekend, Coventry have now appointed Mark Robins as their new manager at the Ricoh Arena. Robins has been the boss at Coventry once before, taking charge of the Sky Blues between September 2012 and February 2013. This Saturday, of course, will be Robins' first game back in the Coventry hot-seat - can City make it an unhappy return for the former Manchester United striker?

3. Familiar Faces
Saturday's game will be a chance for both sides to see familiar old faces. City skipper Romain Vincelot will return to the Ricoh Arena for the first time at the weekend following his move to the Bantams last summer. City winger Mark Marshall also spent a period at Coventry earlier in his career. In the home camp, Nathan Clarke will be another player to get a chance to play against his old side after moving from the Northern Commercials Stadium during the January transfer window. Kyel Reid, who has previously enjoyed two spells at City, is also still among Coventry's playing ranks.

4. Saturday Special?
This weekend's encounter between Coventry and the Bantams will be City's third trip to the Ricoh Arena since the stadium opened back in 2005. The match will, however, be City's first ever visit to the ground on a Saturday. In fact, the forthcoming match this weekend will be the Bantams' first game at Coventry on a Saturday since February 2003, when goals from Andy Gray and Claus Bech Jorgensen earned City a 2-0 win at Highfield Road.

5. The Fab Four
For the first time since Charlie Wyke's arrival at the end of the January transfer window, City now have their four main strikers all fit and available for selection. Wyke, along with Alex Jones, Jordy Hiwula and Billy Clarke, will be looking for a starting spot at the Ricoh Arena. Who will McCall select come Saturday though?

Advertisement block

iFollow Next Match Tickets Contact