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19 April 2021

The Bantams will look to return to winning ways - when hosting Tranmere Rovers in Sky Bet League Two on Tuesday evening (7.00pm).

City are sitting 13th in the table - having won 16, drawn 10 and lost 15 so far this campaign, and remain four points off the play-off places.

We have created this Big Match Preview to take you through all of the key information and insight into Tuesday’s encounter.


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 6.00pm.

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: Callum Cooke is back in contention for the Bantams - having been absent since the side's defeat to Newport County with a thigh issue. 

Niall Canavan remains sidelined for the remainder of the season with a hamstring injury, though Lee Novak is moving closer to a return. 

Ollie Crankshaw appeared off the bench against Harrogate Town and will be in contention to start at the Utilita Energy Stadium.

Tranmere: Former Bantam James Vaughan is in line to make an appearance against his former side, after coming off the bench against Salford City last time out.

Liam Feeney has featured in all but four league matches so far this season, and should play a part in Tuesday’s encounter.

Captian Jay Spearing is available for the visitors once more, having served a recent suspension. 


Conor Sellars: "We have conceded early goals and ended up chasing games.

"We are probably not looking ourselves when we let goals in, because we want to score straight away when we perhaps do not have to, and that is where we are looking to be better."

Keith Hill: "It is going to be a great game. There will be a lot at stake, and we know the enormity of the match and are looking forward to it.

"It will be a very physical encounter where we will have to be at our most competitive - in and out of possession - and need to have an awareness of our opponents."


Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars’ side recorded a third-straight victory in Sky Bet League Two - beating Tranmere Rovers 1-0 at Prenton Park on Boxing Day.

Tranmere Rovers 0

Bradford City 1 (Novak 62')

Sky Bet League Two

Saturday 26 December 2020

ROVERS: Scott Davies, Liam Ridehalgh, Peter Clarke, Sid Nelson, Calum MacDonald (Paul Lewis 87’), Jay Spearing, Jack Young (Kaiyne Woolery, 76’), Liam Feeney, Danny Lloyd (Kieron Morris, 56’), Corey Blackett-Taylor (Morgan Ferrier 56’), James Vaughan. Subs (not used): Lee O’Connor, Joe Murphy, Ollie Banks.

CITY: Richard O’Donnell; Finn Cousin-Dawson, Paudie O’Connor, Anthony O’Connor, Connor Wood (booked 34’); Elliot Watt, Levi Sutton, Gareth Evans (booked 12’) (Callum Cooke 60’), Billy Clarke; Lee Novak, Clayton Donaldson (Harry Pritchard 60’). Subs (not used): Sam Hornby, Jackson Longridge, Austin Samuels, Tyler French, Kian Scales.


Sebastian Stockbridge has taken charge of 27 matches so far this season - issuing 89 yellow cards, two reds and nine penalties in the process.

The Tyne and Wear-based official oversaw City’s 2-1 defeat against Cheltenham Town in December at the Utilita Energy Stadium.

Stockbridge will be assisted by Anthony Moore and Joe Simpson, with Christopher Ward in as fourth official for the visit of the Whites.


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

City are on at 17/10 for victory against Keith Hill’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 be back in their traditional claret and amber strip, as the visitors don their all-white home kit.

City: Claret and Amber / Black / Black

Tranmere: White / White / White

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