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24 November 2017

Match Previews


24 November 2017

Stuart McCall's Bantams travel to league leaders Shrewsbury Town this Saturday (25 November 2017) for their final fixture of the month in Sky Bet League One.

McCall's men will make the trip to Shrewsbury's Montgomery Waters Meadow keen to respond in the right manner following Tuesday's unfortunate home defeat to Scunthorpe United.

Despite being the current table-toppers though, Shrewsbury themselves will also be aiming to bounce back this weekend after a midweek loss.

The Shrews - this season's clear surprise package so far - lost 1-0 at bottom club Bury for only their second league defeat of the season.

Shrewsbury are currently unbeaten on home soil in the league during the 2017/2018 campaign, with Wigan Athletic, Scunthorpe, Fleetwood Town and Southend United among the sides to come away from their trip to Shropshire empty-handed.

Shrewsbury have also kept six clean sheets from their eight league home fixtures this season.

Blackburn Rovers are the only team to have taken anything off Shrewsbury at the Montgomery Waters Meadow in the league this season - Tony Mowbray's men securing a 1-1 draw back in September.

City, of course, come into this Saturday's encounter with a hugely impressive away record though.

The Bantams' eye-catching success at Wigan Athletic last weekend was their sixth win out of nine league away fixtures so far this campaign.

Team News

Shrewsbury Town
The Shrews will continue to be without midfielder Adu Ogogo, who is set to the serve out the second game of a three-match suspension this weekend.

Winger Alex Rodman is a doubt after missing the midweek loss at Bury due to an ankle injury.

Defender Junior Brown is a long-term absentee for Shrewsbury due to a serious knee injury.

Bradford City
The Bantams will be without goalkeeper Colin Doyle after the giant Irish shot-stopper injured his knee in Tuesday's Scunthorpe game.

Doyle is expected to miss the next 2-3 months due to the injury.

With Doyle sidelined, Rouven Sattelmaier is set to do battle with fellow German 'keeper Lukas Raeder for City's number one jersey this Saturday.

Along with Doyle, City will also be without Alex Jones after the striker rolled his ankle in training at the beginning of the week.

Jones is likely to be sidelined for the next month as a result of the problem.

Timothee Dieng remains unavailable as well, with the Frenchman likely to be ruled out for a further two weeks as he continues to battle back from a troublesome hamstring issue.

Adam Chicksen is still ruled out due to a thigh injury.

Important match ticket information for this Saturday can be found HERE.

Away Fans' Guide
Some relevant match information for those City supporters travelling to the Montgomery Waters Meadow - HERE.

Five Things
Ahead of Saturday's game, take a look at five possible talking points this weekend - HERE.

Take a look at the two sides' recent records going into Saturday's fixture - HERE.

Match Officials
The full set of officials confimed for this Saturday's game - HERE.

Read Stuart McCall's pre-match thoughts - HERE.

Kit Colours
The Bantams will wear their white and claret kit combination for this Saturday's fixture.

Back the Bantams
City supporters can back the Bantams for success away to Shrewsbury Town with Sky Bet!

Stuart McCall's side are currently priced at 9/5 to defeat Shrewsbury at the Montgomery Waters Meadow.

The Bantams are also priced at 7/1 to beat Shrewsbury by a 1-0 scoreline.

Alex Gilliead is available at 12/1 to opening the scoring, while Dominic Poleon can be backed at 9/4 to score at anytime during the game.

Fans can place their bets now with Sky Bet by clicking HERE.

There is currently 71 separate betting markets open for this game.

Please note, odds are subject to change.

For those unable to get to the Montgomery Waters Meadow on Saturday, City supporters can follow live updates from the Shrewsbury Town game via the club's official Facebook and Twitter pages.           

Full audio match commentary of the Shrewsbury match can be found via iFollow Bantams. Keep up to date with BBC Radio Leeds' Tim Steere for match action and reaction from the game.

Subscribers of iFollow Bantams will now actually be able to hear post-match interviews from Stuart McCall and his players directly after the game via the extended audio match-day service.

New for this season, iFollow subscribers outside the UK and Ireland will also be able to watch LIVE coverage of the match as it happens!

Video post-match interviews from McCall and his players, plus extended match highlights over the coming days, is also available via iFollow.

On top of all that, iFollow subscribers can get interviews, action, previous encounters and highlights as well in the build up to Saturday's match.

The official website, Twitter and Facebook pages will also have post-match reaction from the City camp following the Shrewsbury game.
iFollow Bantams - HERE
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE

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