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24 December 2020

The Bantams are looking to make it three wins on the bounce in Sky Bet League Two - when travelling to Tranmere Rovers on Boxing Day (3.00pm).

Caretaker manager Mark Trueman has overseen two wins and a draw since taking temporary charge and will be looking to extend this unbeaten run at Tranmere - who sit 13th in the table on 27 points.

We have created a Big Match Preview to take you through everything you need to know about City’s visit to Prenton Park.


Supporters will be able to catch every minute of the game LIVE by purchasing a video iFollow match pass. 

The pass - available for £10 - will ensure supporters do not miss a minute of the action, with build-up beginning from 2.00pm. 

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.

PLEASE NOTE: iFollow video match passes for away Sky Bet League Two fixtures are not included with a 'City For All' 2020/21 season ticket.


City: Billy Clarke is likely to once again feature for the Bantams - along with Lee Novak, who scored the first goal in a 2-1 win against Grimsby Town last time out.

Kurtis Guthrie and Gareth Evans should also be available for the trip to Birkenhead. They both came off of the bench to help City to victory last time out, following spells on the sidelines.

Zeli Ismail and Reece Staunton are both still out with long-term injuries and will not be in contention for Mark Trueman’s squad. Bryce Hosannah also remains a doubt.

Tranmere: Former Bantam James Vaughan is expected to feature after starting and scoring their third and final goal in their last match against Bolton Wanderers. 

Former Liverpool midfielder Jay Spearing should also be the Whites’ squad - having made 22 appearances this season. 


Tranmere were relegated to Sky Bet League Two on the final day of the season after two late City goals condemned the home side to a 2-1 defeat.

Tranmere Rovers 1 

Bradford City 2

3 May 2014

TRANMERE: Jason Mooney, Matthew Pennington, Ian Goodison ©, Ash Taylor, Liam Ridehalgh (Jake Kirby 90’), Max Power (James Rowe 89’), Steve Jennings, Jason Koumas, Junior Brown, Ryan Lowe, Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. Subs (not used): Sam Ramsbottom, Danny Holmes, Abdulai Bell-Baggie, Cole Stockton, Stephen Arthurworrey.

GOALS: Matthew Pennington (7’). 

CITY: Jon McLaughlin, Stephen Darby, Rory McArdle, Andrew Davies, Adam Drury (James Meredith 59’), Garry Thompson (Kyle Bennett 59’), Nathan Doyle (Raffaele De Vita 74’), Gary Jones ©, Mark Yeates, Aaron McLean, Jon Stead. Subs (not used): Matthew Dolan, Arron Jameson, Carl McHugh, Oli McBurnie.

GOALS: Jon Stead (81’), Aaron McLean (87’). 


REFEREE: Graham Scott. 


Ben Toner has officiated 15 matches this season, including five in Sky Bet League Two. He has handed out 46 yellow cards, one red and five penalties so far this season.

The Blackburn-based referee took charge of City’s 1-0 defeat to Bolton Wanderers but has not officiated Tranmere so far this season.

Toner will be assisted by Steven Rushton and Alan Clayton, with Martin Wood 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 13/2, with Lee Novak to open the scoring available at 9/2.

Supporters can place their bets by CLICKING HERE.

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


Tranmere Rovers will wear their all-white home strip on Saturday afternoon, with the Bantams in their traditional claret and amber colours.

Tranmere: White / White / White

City: Claret and Amber / Black / Black

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