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20 August 2021

The Bantams will be looking to earn their third-consecutive victory in Sky Bet League Two when they travel to Mansfield Town tomorrow afternoon. 

City have won three of the last four meetings between the two sides, including both encounters last season. 

We have created a Big Match Preview to provide you with all the important information you need to know heading into the contest. 


City: The Bantams will be without Abo Eisa who has been ruled out for four weeks. 

Lee Angol could miss out due to an injury picked up in City’s victory over Stevenage, with the Bantams still awaiting scan results. 

Levi Sutton and Oscar Threlkeld will both still be missing for City's trip to the One Call Stadium. 

Mansfield: Oliver Hawkins is expected to return to the starting XI after missing the Stags’ previous game through illness. 

The Stags are expected to have a fully fit squad ahead of the contest. 


Derek Adams: “It will be another difficult game, as Mansfield are in good form and have not lost yet. 

“We go into it full of confidence, after a great victory the other night where we beat another side who had won both their opening two matches and not conceded a goal. 

“To have pretty much sold out our allocation and, be taking over 1,600 supporters down there is fantastic. 

“Our fans will make it a brilliant atmosphere, and it is again our job to try and send them home happy.”

Nigel Clough: “We are all looking forward to it. 

“Bradford City is a huge club and Derek is a great manager who has an impressive track record in this league. 

“They have some quality forward players who will cause us problems, and we need to be ready for the challenge. 

“We have a perfect record at home so far this season, so hopefully we can keep this up.”


CITY 1 (Danny Rowe 32’). 


Tuesday 2 March 2021

CITY: Sam Hornby; Connor Wood, Niall Canavan, Paudie O’Connor ©, Anthony O’Connor; Elliot Watt, Levi Sutton; Ollie Crankshaw (Billy Clarke 58’), Callum Cooke (Finn Cousin-Dawson 90+3’), Charles Vernam (Jordan Stevens 77’); Danny Rowe (Clayton Donaldson 77’). Subs (not used): Richard O’Donnell, Rumarn Burrell, Kian Scales.

MANSFIELD: Aidan Stone; Mal Benning, Ryan Sweeney, Farrend Rawson; Kellan Gordon, Ollie Clarke ©, Jason Law, Stephen Quinn (Tyrese Sinclair 86’); Jamie Reid, Jordan Bowery, George Maris (Harry Charsley 20’). Subs (not used): Marek Stech, Corey O’Keefe, James Perch, James Clarke, Jake Wright.

REFEREE: Paul Howard. 


Scott Oldham took charge of 33 games during the 2020/21 campaign, issuing a total of 70 yellow cards and no reds. 

He last refereed the Bantams in their 2-1 victory away at Walsall at the end of February and last officiated Mansfield in their 3-1 triumph at home to Cheltenham Town in March. 

Oldham will be flanked by Marvyn Amphlett and Greg Read - along with Steven Rushton who has been confirmed as the fourth official. 


City supporters unable to travel to the One Call Stadium 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.

IFollow subscribers can also catch all the reaction - with post-match interviews and content.


City supporters are able to back their team for victory with Sky Bet. 

The Bantams are currently 21/10 odds to leave East Midlands with all three points. 

You can also back Callum Cooke to open the scoring at 14/1. 

Supporters can place their bets by CLICKING HERE.

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


City will play in their white home strip in Nottinghamshire, with Mansfield in their amber and blue home colours. 

City: White / Claret / White

Mansfield: Amber / Blue / Amber

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