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13 February 2018

Match Previews


13 February 2018

The Bantams make the journey south to Charlton Athletic this Tuesday (13 February 2018) for new boss Simon Grayson's first game in charge.

Grayson and his assistant manager Glynn Snodin took training at Apperley Bridge for the first time on Monday following confirmation of their appointment early Sunday afternoon.

Given the quick turnaround between Saturday's 2-2 draw at home to Bury and this Charlton fixture, both Kenny Black and Greg Abbott are expected to travel along with Grayson and Snodin to help oversee Tuesday's match at The Valley.

City will be hoping that the boost of Grayson's arrival will help get them back to winning ways after going agonisingly close to victory over Bury at the weekend.

Opponents Charlton are two points and one place behind the Bantams in the current Sky Bet League One table, meaning this Tuesday evening's game is an important one for both sides.

Team News

Charlton Athletic
Addicks defender Jason Pearce could be back in contention after making a return from a knee injury in Charlton U23s' Premier League Cup match with Stoke City on Monday.

Pearce, who has missed the last few months as a result of the injury, could possibly be named on the bench following his recent match action.

Lewis Page and Nicky Ajose are also back fit for Charlton.

Former Bantams attacker Mark Marshall is expected to make his first appearance against City since leaving the club last summer.

Fellow winger Stephy Mavididi is out with a hamstring injury, however.

Although Marshall is likely to feature against City on Tuesday, another ex-Bradford player - Billy Clarke - is sidelined for the rest of the season due to a serious knee injury.

Bradford City
Matthew Kilgallon is suspended for Tuesday's trip to Charlton after picking up a red card against Bury at the weekend.

Jake Reeves is still sidelined with an on-going groin problem, while Omari Patrick (knee) and Alex Jones (ankle) continue to make progress from their own injury issues.

Nicky Law (illness) and Matthew Lund (ankle) could come back into the reckoning.

After featuring for Charlton in the same fixture last season, Adam Chicksen could feature for City against one of his former clubs.

Previously at The Valley

Tuesday 14 March 2017
Sky Bet League One
Charlton Athletic 1 (Teixeira 35)
Bradford City 1 (Dieng 42)

Rudd, Jackson, Bauer, Teixeira, Page (Da Silva 71), Holmes (Forster-Caskey 90+1), Crofts (Konsa 72), Ulvestad, Chicksen, Novak, Watt

Subs not used: Phillips, Botaka, Ahearne-Grant, Hanlan

Doyle, Meredith, Vincelot, Knight-Percival, McMahon, McArdle, Cullen, Marshall, Dieng, Wyke, Clarke (Hiwula 74)

Subs not used: Sattelmaier, Darby, Toner, Devine, Penney, Hudson

Earlier this season

Saturday 21 October 2017
Sky Bet League One
Bradford City 0
Charlton Athletic 1 (Forster-Caskey 72)

Doyle, Hendrie, Kilgallon, Knight-Percival, Field (Hanson 71), Reeves, Dieng (Robinson 81), Gilliead, Law, Patrick (McCartan 87), Wyke

Subs not used: Raeder, Thompson, Jones, Devine

Amos, Solly, Konsa, Bauer, Sarr, Kashi, Forster-Caskey, Holmes (Jackson 90+3), Clarke (Reeves 87), Fosu (Da Silva 86), Magennis

Subs not used: Phillips, Aribo, Ahearne-Grant, Dodoo

City supporters will be able to pay on the day at Charlton this Tuesday evening.

Match-day ticket prices are:

Adults - £23.00
Seniors (65 and over) - £19.00
Under 21s - £16.00
Students - £10.00
Under 18s - £10.00
Under 11s - £5.00

Disabled supporters will be asked to pay the following prices:

Adults - £20.00
Seniors (65 and over) - £17.00
Under 21s - £14.00
Students - £10.00
Under 18s - £10.00
Under 11s - £5.00

Free carers' tickets will be available if the disabled fan is in receipt of DLA or PIP at the mid or enhanced rates.

Click HERE for the 'Away Fans' Guide' to The Valley.

Click HERE for new manager Simon Grayson's first words as City boss.

Kit Colours
The Bantams will wear their White/Claret/White combination (as shown below) at The Valley this Tuesday evening.

Match Officials:
Referee Nicholas Kinseley (pictured below) will be in charge for Tuesday's game at Charlton. He has officiated twenty-two matches already this season, mainly in Sky Bet League One and League Two. Mr Kinseley last took charge of a City match back in February 2016 when the Bantams travelled to Burton Albion. The two assistant referees for Tuesday's fixture will be Leigh Crowhurst and Thomas Ramsey. The fourth official at The Valley is scheduled to be Gavin Ward.

Back the Bantams
City supporters can back the Bantams for success away to Charlton Athletic with Sky Bet!

City are currently priced at 5/2 to defeat Charlton at The Valley.

The Bantams are also priced at 9/1 to beat Charlton by a 1-0 scoreline.

Charlie Wyke is available at 9/2 to opening the scoring, while Paul Taylor 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.

Please note, odds are subject to change.

For those unable to get to The Valley on Tuesday night, City supporters can follow live updates from the Charlton Athletic game via the club's official website, plus Facebook and Twitter pages.      

City's Facebook and Twitter pages will include game updates on match-day, while the 'Match Centre' on the official website will give supporters all the stats, news and in-game action.     

Full audio match commentary of the Charlton 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 the management and the 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 the management and players, plus extended match highlights over the coming days, are 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 Tuesday's match.

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

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