Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Match Previews


17 August 2021

Match Previews


17 August 2021

The Bantams will be in action for the third time in just under a week when they take on Stevenage in Sky Bet League Two - at 7.45pm this evening. 

Both teams are unbeaten in their opening two league games and have only conceded one goal between them. 

To give you all the information you need to know, we have created a Big Match Preview ahead of the encounter. 


City: The Bantams will remain without Oscar Threlkeld who is still recovering from an injury. This means Finn Cousin-Dawson is likely to retain his place at right-back. 

Gareth Evans, Levi Sutton, and Abo Eisa have all recovered from knocks, meaning all have a chance of being included in Derek Adams’ matchday squad. 

Perhaps the biggest news for City is that summer signing Yann Songo’o will be fit enough for selection on Tuesday, should he be picked. 

Stevenage: The visitors currently have no injuries or suspensions known of coming into this match. 

Former Bantam Jake Reeves is likely to start the match, after an in-form start to the season. If he does, this will be his first time back at the Utilita Energy Stadium since leaving. 


Derek Adams: “We are aware Stevenage have started the season very well, so it will be a tough game. 

“They play a certain way which will make things difficult for us, but we just have to focus on what we are good at, to get the job done. 

“Our confidence is high after our win at the weekend, so we need to take this into the game. We are always looking to improve as a team, and matches like this will only help us do this.”

Alex Revell: “Of course, it will be a tough game, but this is a challenge we are all looking forward to. 

“These are the sort of games that we all relish and they show just how good this team is. 

“We will need to work hard and be at our best, but with the way we have started the season, we know we are capable of going there and getting another positive result.”


The previous meeting between the two sides saw City come from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw at the Lamex Stadium on Easter Monday back in April. 

STEVENAGE 1 (Luke Norris 15’). 

CITY 1 (Clayton Donaldson 27’). 

Monday 5 April 2021

CITY: Richard O’Donnell ©; Connor Wood, Niall Canavan, Paudie O’Connor, Anthony O’Connor; Gareth Evans (Charles Vernam 62’), Elliot Watt, Finn Cousin-Dawson, Kian Scales (Billy Clarke 62); Clayton Donaldson (Danny Rowe 72’), Andy Cook (Ollie Crankshaw 72’). Subs (not used): Sam Hornby, Jordan Stevens, Jorge Sikora.

STEVENAGE: Jamie Cumming; Ben Coker, Scott Cuthbert, Luke Prosser (Elliot Osborne 62’), Luther James-Wildin; Joe Martin, Elliot List, Arthur Read (Jack Aitchison 90’), Tom Pett; Luke Norris (Matty Stevens 66’), Chris Lines. Subs (not used): Billy Johnson, Romain Vincelot, Remeao Hutton, Terence Vancooten.


For the City supporters unable to make it to the Utilita Energy Stadium, you can catch the game on iFollow for £10 with a video match pass. 

The pass - available for £10 - will ensure supporters do not miss a minute of the action, with build-up beginning from 6.45pm.

If not, you can follow the action with regular updates on the club’s official Twitter page. 

You will also be able to catch updates on other social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram. 

Full audio match commentary is available to iFollow Bantams subscribers, while BBC Radio Leeds’ Jamie Raynor and Andy Kiwomya will provide live commentary through DAB radio and the BBC Sounds app.


Martin Coy took charge of 32 matches during the 2020/21 season where he issued 86 yellow cards and five reds. 

He last refereed the Bantams in their 2-0 home loss to Crawley Town in mid-April and last took charge of Boro in their 0-0 draw away at Port Vale on February 23. 

Coy will be assisted by Kevin Mulraine and Johnathon Bickerdike, with Mark Jones as the fourth official. 


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

City are currently favourites to come out on top in the contest at 10/11 odds. 

You can also place money on on Alex Gilliead to score and the Bantams to win, which is priced at 4/1. 

Supporters can place their bets by CLICKING HERE.

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


The Bantams will once again play in their all-white home strip, while Stevenage will be in their all-purple away kit for the second-consecutive outing. 

City: White / Claret / White

Stevenage: Purple / Purple / Purple

To purchase your ticket for this evening's game, please CLICK HERE. 

Advertisement block

iFollow Next Match Tickets Contact