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11 December 2020

Match Previews


11 December 2020

The Bantams are back on the road this weekend - travelling to Boundary Park to take on Oldham Athletic in Sky Bet League Two.

After 16 games, tomorrow's hosts sit 16th in the table - having recorded six wins, two draws and eight losses.

Saturday’s fixture will be the third time City have faced Harry Kewell’s side in just over a month, with the Latics coming out on top in the previous two occasions at the Utilita Energy Stadium.

We have compiled an Opposition Guide to take you through everything you will need to know about Saturday's home side.


The Latics made 19 summer signings, with 17 players heading in the opposite direction.

INS: Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town), Dylan Bahamboula (Tsarsko Selo), Laurence Bilboe (Rotherham United), George Blackwood (Adelaide United), Ben Garrity (Blackpool), Kyle Jameson (Fylde), Jordan Barnett (Pontefract), Andrea Badan (Hellas Verona), Davis Keillor-Dunn (Wrexham, loan), Ian Lawlor (Doncaster Rovers), Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers), Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Manchester United), Callum Whelan (Watford), Bobby Grant (Wrexham, loan), Carl Piergianni (Salford City), Alfie McCalmont (Leeds United, loan), Harry Clarke (Arsenal, loan), Brice Ntambwe (unassigned), Raphaël Diarra (US Quevilly-Rouen).

OUTS: Jamie Stott (Stockport County), Scott Wilson (Notts County), Alex Iacovitti (Ross County), Mohamad Sylla (Stade Lavallois), Christopher Missilou (Northampton Town), Javid Swaby-Neavin (Radcliffe Boro), Kielen Adams (Clitheroe), Gevaro Nepomuceno (Halifax Town), Zak Mills (Port Vale), Gary Woods (Aberdeen), Chris McCann (released), Mohamed Maouche (unassigned), Tomas Egert (unassigned), Johan Branger (unassigned), Zeus de la Paz (unassigned), Desire Segbe Azankpo (unassigned), Marvin Kokos (unassigned).


Danny Rowe

The 30-year-old striker joined Oldham Athletic in January this year after a prolific spell at AFC Fylde - scoring 155 goals in 241 appearances.

Rowe has been a regular in Harry Kewell’s team this season. He has scored eight goals so far this campaign, including a long-range strike to knock City out of the Emirates FA Cup at the end of November.

Brice Ntambwe

The 6ft 2ins midfielder started his professional career at Birmingham City after coming through the Blues' academy. He then went on to play for a number of Belgian sides, including RAEC Mons and Lierse Kempenzonen.

He returned to the United Kingdom in 2018 to sign for Partick Thistle before a brief spell at Macclesfield Town. The former Belgian youth international then signed for Oldham Athletic on deadline day over the summer.

Conor McAleny

McAleny is a product of the Everton academy and made three appearances with the Toffees before loan spells with six different EFL clubs - including Cardiff City, Charlton Athletic and Wigan Athletic.

The striker has played in 12 of Oldham’s 16 Sky Bet League Two fixtures this season and scored the Latics’ first in a 2-1 win in the Emirates FA Cup at the Utilita Energy Stadium last month.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson

Borthwick-Jackson progressed through the Manchester United academy and made 10 appearances for the Red Devils. The defender won the Under-21 Player of the Year award in 2016 but proved unable to cement his place as a first-teamer. 

While at Old Trafford, the 23-year-old made loan appearances for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Leeds United, Scunthorpe United and Tranmere Rovers and Oldham Athletic, before signing a permanent deal with Latics this year.


Carl Piergianni signed for the Latics from Salford City in January 2020 - and has started 13 league matches for the Lancashire side this season.

The experienced defender came through the Peterborough United academy and has represented nine different clubs including Altrincham, Stockport County and Boston United.

He enjoyed a successful spell at the Ammies where he won promotion to the EFL - beating Fylde 3-0 in the National League Play-Off Final at Wembley Stadium.


Harry Kewell was appointed manager of Oldham Athletic at the start of August. This is his third managerial role he has enjoyed, after spells at Notts County and Crawley Town.

The former Australian international enjoyed a successful playing career - representing the likes of Liverpool and Leeds United. 

During his time at the red half of Merseyside, he played in the iconic 2005 Champions League Final as Liverpool defied the odds to come back from three goals down against AC Milan.


Oldham Athletic were knocked out of the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday evening as Sunderland came from behind to win 2-1 at Boundary Park.

Oldham Athletic 1 (Grant 13’)

Sunderland 2 (Maguire 30’, Scowen 64’)

Tuesday December 8 

Latics: Lawlor, Jombati, Piergianni, Whelan (Garrity 67’), Rowe (Fage 56’), Keillor-Dunn, Grant, Ntwambe, Barnett, Diarra, Bahamboula (McAleny 67’).

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