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6 May 2017

Club News


6 May 2017

Stuart McCall's Bantams travel to Fleetwood Town this Sunday (7 May 2017) for their all-important Sky Bet League One Play-Offs semi-final second leg.

Ahead of the massive encounter, looks at five possible talking points this weekend...

1. Can we do it?
The big question on everyone's lips - can the Bantams claim a positive result from their trip to Fleetwood and secure a spot at Wembley? After a strong City showing in the first leg, Fleetwood will certainly be keen to bounce back in the return encounter, but McCall's men know that only a draw is required now thanks to Rory McArdle's winner on Thursday night. It is surely going to be nervy and tense at times, but fingers crossed for the boys! C'mon City!

2. It's the Bradford boys making all the noise!
There may only be just over 700 City fans making the journey to the coast but the Bantams' sold-out away allocation is sure to be in full voice at Fleetwood on Sunday. As events get going on the pitch, McCall's side is going to need all the backing and support they can get. Sing loud, sing proud! 

3. Changes made?
Sunday's return leg will come just three days after the opening game between the two sides at the Northern Commercials Stadium. Both Fleetwood and City had a number of options on their bench on Thursday night - could either team be tempted into freshening things up at the weekend?

4. Injury checks
City are expected to give Alex Jones as long as possible to prove his fitness ahead of Sunday. Jones isn't likely to available due to an hamstring problem but can the striker spring a surprise and make up part of the Bantams' travelling squad?

5. Sky Sports
As it was for Thursday's first leg, this Sunday's return encounter will be broadcast live on Sky Sports. For those unable to pick up an away ticket, the game will be shown within the McCall & Hendrie Suite at the Northern Commercials Stadium. Entry is FREE - doors open at 5:30pm.

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