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9 November 2020

The Bantams return to Papa John’s Trophy action tomorrow evening - with a 7.30pm visit of fellow Sky Bet League Two side Oldham Athletic - at the Utilita Energy Stadium.

The Latics sit top of Northern Group F, picking up two victories from their opening two games - against Doncaster Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers Under-21s respectively.

Three points against the Lancashire outfit would all but secure Stuart McCall's side - which currently sit second on goal difference - progression through to the next round. 

We have put together a Big Match Preview full of all the information you need ahead of the encounter. 


Supporters will be able to catch every minute of the game LIVE 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 6.30pm.

Overseas supporters will be able to watch this fixture via an iFollow International Video Season Pass as part of their package.

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


Austin Samuels and Gareth Evans are cup tied and unavailable for selection after representing their former clubs in this season's competition.

Zeli Ismail, Lee Novak and Kurtis Guthrie remain injured, though Bryce Hosannah and Billy Clarke should be available after being withdrawn as precautions against Tonbridge Angels at the weekend. 

Levi Sutton is available for selection - with Papa John’s Trophy fixtures exempt from regular suspension periods.


Gary Bowyer’s Bantams fell to a 3-0 Sky Bet League Two defeat to the Latics at Boundary Park, last season.

Oldham Athletic 3 (Zak Dearnley 11’, Jonny Smith 20’, Mohamed Maouche 45’)

Bradford City 0

Attendance: 5,198

Referee: Ben Toner

CITY: Richard O’Donnell; Paudie O’Connor (booked 38’) (Shay McCartan 45’ (booked 52’)), Ben Richards-Everton (booked 79’), Anthony O’Connor; Jake Reeves (Dylan Mottley-Henry 45’), Callum Cooke, Chris Taylor, Connor Wood, Adam Henley; Clayton Donaldson (Jordan Gibson 88’), Dylan Connolly. Subs (not used): Luke McGee (GK); Harry Pritchard, Tyler French, Hope Akpan.

OLDHAM: Zeus De La Paz; Gevaro Nepomunceno (Zak Mills 60’), Christopher Missilou, Mohamed Sylla, Jonny Smith; David Wheater ©, Carl Piergianni (booked 79’), Tom Hamer, Zachary Dearnley (Mohammad Maouche 31’); Danny Row, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (booked 50’). Subs (not used): Ellis Allen (GK); Johan Branger-Engore, Scott Wilson, Christian N’Guessan, Chris McCann.


Scott Oldham has taken charge of nine fixtures so far in the 2020/21 season, handing out 18 yellow cards and awarding five penalties.

The official was in the middle of City's 1-1 draw at Macclesfield Town last season, though has not overseen a Latics game since 2017. 

The Lancashire-based referee will be assisted by Robert Atkin and Richard Wigglesworth - with Garreth Rhodes appointed as 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 16/5, with Dylan Mottley-Henry available to open the scoring at 12/1.

Supporters can place their bets by CLICKING HERE.

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


The Bantams will wear their traditional claret and amber home strip tomorrow evening, with the visitors in their blue home colours.

City: Claret and Amber / Black / Black

Oldham: Blue / White / Blue and White

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