The Bantams return to Papa John’s Trophy action this evening (7.30pm) - with the 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.
Oldham Athletic have spent the summer making 19 new signings, with 17 players heading out of the exit door.
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).
ONES TO WATCH
On loan from Leeds United, McCalmont has been capped by Northern Ireland’s senior team on one occasion - representing their under-21s side eight times.
The 20-year-old midfielder has made five appearances for the Latics, registering one assist in his 374 minutes of action.
Borthwick-Jackson is a product of Manchester United’s academy, and made 10 appearances for the Red Devils before loan spells with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Leeds United, Scunthorpe United, Tranmere Rovers and Oldham Athletic.
The 23-year-old former England youth international made his move to the Latics permanent in summer, making a total of 15 appearances for the club so far.
31-year-old striker Danny Rowe scored 155 goals for AFC Fylde in his 241 appearances before joining Oldham Athletic in January 2020.
Rowe has made 22 appearances for the Latics, finding the net six times with three assists.
Carl Piergianni joined Oldham Athletic in January 2020 from Salford City - and has represented the Latics on 25 occasions.
The Italian-English defender made 111 appearances for Salford City - achieving two promotions with the club.
Harry Kewell was appointed as Oldham Athletic manager on August 1 - and has taken charge of 15 Latics fixtures with a record of six wins, two draws and seven defeats.
The 42-year-old has had previous managerial spells with Crawley Town and Notts County.
LAST TIME OUT
The Latics progressed to the second round of the Emirates FA Cup with a 3-2 victory over National League South side Hampton & Richmond Borough.
Hampton & Richmond Borough 2 (Sam Deadfield 30’, 75’)
Oldham Athletic 3 (Ben Garrity 6’, Bobby Grant 40’, Danny Rowe 49’)
Emirates FA Cup - Round One
Sunday November 8
Oldham Athletic: Lawlor; Fage, Clarke, Jameson, Borthwick-Jacksom; Ntambwe, Bahamboula, Garrity (Barnett, 69), McCalmont; Grant, Rowe ©. Subs (not used): Jombati, Blackwood, Whelan, Keilor-Dunn, Barnett.