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16 April 2021

City will look to return to winning ways - when travelling to Yorkshire neighbours Harrogate Town in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday afternoon (12.30pm).

Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars’ side had their four-match unbeaten run ended against Crawley Town in midweek, but still remain four points from the play-offs, in 12th position. 

We have created this Big Match preview to guide you through everything you need to know ahead of this weekend’s visit to the EnviroVent Stadium.


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 11.30am. 

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.

PLEASE NOTE: iFollow video match passes for away Sky Bet League Two fixtures are not included with a 'City For All' 2020/21 season ticket.


City: Levi Sutton made the bench against Crawley Town and will be in contention to make his first City start since last month's victory over Colchester United.

Billy Clarke made an appearance off the bench in midweek and will be pushing to start for the Bantams in North Yorkshire.

Lee Novak remains out, alongside Reece Staunton, Zeli Ismail and Callum Cooke.

Harrogate: Former Bantam Jon Stead started against Leyton Orient on Tuesday and is set to play a part in Saturday’s encounter.

Town captain Josh Falkingham also started against the O’s and will be in contention to start at the EnviroVent Stadium.

Lloyd Kerry, who bagged the winning goal in the reverse fixture, should start for the hosts, along with Josh McPake.


Conor Sellars: "I used to play at Harrogate, under Simon Weaver, and know he is a really good guy and manager.

"They are a club which has been on a great journey, and have a lot of good players, so it will be another difficult game." 

Simon Weaver: "To play Bradford for the first time in our history - as a Football League club, and at the same level as them - was a highlight for us.

"To get the win made it even better, and we will be hoping to do the same on Saturday."


The Sulphurites claimed the bragging rights in the Yorkshire derby, as Lloyd Kerry’s 74th-minute strike was enough to see off City at the Utilita Energy Stadium.

Bradford City 0

Harrogate Town 1

Sky Bet League Two

Monday 12 October 2020

CITY: Richard O’Donnell; Tyler French, Anthony O’Connor, Reece Staunton, Connor Wood; Elliot Watt, Levi Sutton, Gareth Evans (Callum Cooke 45’), Billy Clarke (Austin Samuels 69’); Lee Novak, Clayton Donaldson (Kurtis Guthrie 81’). Subs (not used): Sam Hornby (GK), Bryce Hosannah, Jackson Longridge, Ben Richards-Everton, Harry Pritchard.

TOWN: James Belshaw; Ryan Fallowfield, William Smith, Connor Hall, Warren Burrell; George Thomson, Lloyd Kerry, Josh Falkingham, Calvin Miller; Jack Muldoon (Brendan Kiernan 82’), Jon Stead (Aaron Martin 80’). Subs (not used): Joe Cracknell (GK), Dan Jones, Connor Kirby, Tom Walker.

GOALS: Lloyd Kerry (74’). 

REFEREE: Darren Drysdale (Lincolnshire).


James Adcock has taken charge of 14 matches so far this season, including seven in Sky Bet League Two.

The Nottinghamshire-based official oversaw City’s 1-0 victory over Leyton Orient in Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars’ first game as permanent managers.

Adcock will be assisted by Declan Ford and Alan Clayton, with Andy Haines coming in as fourth official for the visit to North Yorkshire.


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

City are on at 21/10 for victory against Simon Weaver’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.


City will return to their striking grey third strip, with the hosts in their traditional yellow and black home colours.

Harrogate: Yellow and Black / Black / Black

City: Fusion Grey / Fusion Grey / Fusion Grey

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