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28 December 2020

The Bantams return to Sky Bet League Two action at the Utilita Energy Stadium - hosting Port Vale in their final outing of 2020 (7.00pm).

Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars will be looking for their fourth-straight victory in charge of City, in their first game as joint-interim managers. 

We have created this Big Match Preview to take you through all of the key information ahead of Tuesday evening’s match.


Supporters will be able to catch every minute of the game LIVE as part of their 'City For All' 2020/21 season ticket. 

Non season-ticket holders can also stream the action by purchasing an iFollow video match pass. 

The pass - available for £10 - will ensure supporters do not miss a minute of the action, with build-up beginning from 6.00pm.

For a step-by-step guide on how to purchase an iFollow video match pass for the fixture, please CLICK HERE

To purchase an iFollow video match pass, please CLICK HERE.


City: Lee Novak, who has scored two in as many matches, is likely to once again start up front for the Bantams. 

Billy Clarke and Gareth Evans are both also in contention for Tuesday evening’s encounter, after starting at Tranmere Rovers on Boxing Day.

Reece Staunton and Zeli Ismail remain sidelined with long-term injuries. Tuesday evening should still prove to be too early for Bryce Hosannah, following a hamstring injury against Oldham Athletic.


Port Vale scored in second-half injury time to snatch all three points as they beat the Bantams 2-1 - at the Utilita Energy Stadium. 

Bradford City 1

Port Vale 2

22 October 2019

Sky Bet League Two

CITY: Richard O’Donnell; Kelvin Mellor, Anthony O’Connor, Ben Richards-Everton (booked 77'), Connor Wood; Callum Cooke, Hope Akpan, Daniel Devine (Paudie O’Connor 90+4'); Zeli Ismail, James Vaughan, Aramide Oteh (booked 56'). Subs (not used): George Sykes-Kenworthy (GK), Reece Staunton, Adam Henley, Jermaine Anderson, Shay McCartan, Omari Patrick.

GOALS: Vaughan (45+1’ pen).

PORT VALE: Scott Brown; James Gibbons, Leon Legge (c), Nathan Smith, Cristian Montano; David Amoo, Scott Burgess (Will Atkinson 73'), Luke Joyce, Jake Taylor (booked 45’, Shaun Brisley (90+5'), David Worrall (booked 65'); Richie Bennett. Subs (not used): Jonny Maddison (GK), Jordan Archer, Callum Evans, Rhys Browne, Tom Pope.

GOALS: Worrall (18’), Atkinson (90+3').

ATTENDANCE: 13,345 (245 visitors).

REFEREE: Graham Salisbury (Lancashire).


Peter Wright has taken charge of 15 matches this season, including seven in Sky Bet League Two. In the process, he has handed out 54 yellow cards, one red card and three penalties.

The Merseyside-based referee officiated Port Vale’s 3-2 loss against Leyton Orient at the end of November, but is yet to take charge of City this season.

Wright will be assisted by Richard Wigglesworth and Daniel Woodward, with Wayne Grunnill in as the fourth official.


Supporters can back the Bantams for victory tomorrow evening with Sky Bet.

City to win and both teams to score is available at 11/2, with Clayton Donaldson and Lee Novak to open the scoring both available at 9/2.

Supporters can place their bets by CLICKING HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: All odds are subject to change. Please gamble responsibly.


The Bantams will be in their traditional claret and amber strip with the visitors in their striking green third strip. 

City: Claret and Amber / Black / Black

Port Vale: Lime Green / Lime Green / Lime Green

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