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Match Previews


30 April 2021

Match Previews


30 April 2021

The Bantams will conclude their 2020/21 home fixture list - when hosting Scunthorpe United in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday afternoon (3.00pm).

Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars’ side sit 14th in the table - having won 16, drawn 10 and lost 18 matches this season.

City are winless in their last three meetings with the Iron - dating back to April 2019 when goals from Billy Clarke, Jermaine Anderson and Eoin Doyle proved enough to claim the points at the Sands Venue Stadium.


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 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.


City: Billy Clarke and Ollie Crankshaw both face late fitness tests ahead of the game, having recently suffered from respective calf and respiratory issues. 

Lee Novak featured off the bench against Salford City and will be pushing to make his first City start since the 0-0 draw with Port Vale in December.

Andy Cook is this club’s top goal-scorer this season and will look to extend his tally - should he feature against the Iron.

Scunthorpe: Former Bantam Alex Gilliead started in the defeat to Newport County last time out and will be in contention for Neil Cox’s side.

Abo Eisa is the club’s joint-top scorers this season with nine, and should feature - though Ryan Loft and John McAtee are ruled out through injury. 

Veteran goalkeeper Mark Howard has started all but five league matches for Iron this season and should start between the sticks at the Utilita Energy Stadium.


Mark Trueman: "There is still a lot to play for, from our point of view.

"There are lads fighting for deals next year and we know we need to finish strongly to take momentum into next season.

"It will be a difficult game because there is still a chance Scunthorpe could mathematically be relegated, so there will not be any ease of competitiveness."

Neil Cox: "They are in similar form to us, and are probably looking forward to the end of the season.

"We are still in fighting and we need a result; they do not. Are they going to be relaxed about it? I am not too sure, and it is not for me to worry about. 

"They are going to come out and play because they have lost their last five games, and they will want to win their last home game."


Strikes from Abo Eisa and Devarn Green either side of half-time proved the difference as the Bantams fell to a 2-0 defeat at Scunthorpe United in Sky Bet League Two. 

Scunthorpe United 2

Bradford City 0

Sky Bet League Two

Tuesday March 23

SCUNTHORPE: Mark Howard; Junior Brown (Myles Hippolyte 54’), Jordan Clarke ©, Jacob Bedeau, Teddy Howe (Jai Rowe 87’); Alex Gilliead, Lewis Spence, Jem Karacan (John McAtee 86’); Devarn Green (Alfie Beestin 75’), Ryan Loft (Olufela Olomola 86’), Abo Eisa. Subs (not used): Rory Watson, Harry Jessop.

GOALS: Eisa (5'), Green (59'). 

CITY: Richard O’Donnell ©; Connor Wood, Niall Canavan, Paudie O’Connor, Anthony O’Connor; Elliot Watt (Danny Rowe 73’), Levi Sutton; Ollie Crankshaw (Jordan Stevens 89’), Kian Scales (Clayton Donaldson 89’), Charles Vernam (Gareth Evans 73’); Andy Cook. Subs (not used): Sam Hornby, Matty Foulds, Rumarn Burrell.

REFEREE: Tom Nield.


Marc Edwards has taken charge of 30 matches so far this season - including 12 in both Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two.

He oversaw the Bantams’ convincing 3-0 win over Southend United in November, but is yet to take charge of an Iron fixture this season.

Edwards will be assisted by Barry Gordon - who officiates the final game of his career - and Graeme Fyvie, with Ross Joyce coming in as fourth official for City’s final home match of the season.


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

City are on at 3/4 for victory against Neil Cox’s side, with two price boosts available ahead of the clash. 

Supporters can place their bets by CLICKING HERE.

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


The Bantams will remain in their traditional claret and amber colours as the visitors don their all-white third strip.

City: Claret and Amber / Black / Black

Scunthorpe: White / White / White

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