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Match Previews


15 February 2021

City are back in action at the Utilita Energy Stadium - hosting Morecambe in Sky Bet League Two on Tuesday evening (7.00pm).

The Bantams were due to face Derek Adams’ side at the beginning of January, but the clash was postponed following a COVID-19 outbreak within the visitors' squad.

Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars’ side sit 20th in the table, having won eight, drawn seven and lost 10. The Shrimps are in sixth place with two victories in their past five matches.

We have created this Big Match Preview to give you all of the key information ahead of 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: Danny Rowe could be in contention for the Bantams, after being sidelined with a non-COVID related illness. The January signing has netted twice in three appearances in claret and amber so far. 

Richard O’Donnell and Reece Staunton are both nearing full fitness, though Lee Novak and Billy Clarke are expected to both remain out.

Andy Cook and Niall Canavan are likely to feature on Tuesday, after being denied their full debuts against Scunthorpe United. 


The Bantams made it a winning start to the decade as they secured back-to-back wins, with a 1-0 win at the Utilita Energy Stadium.

CITY: Richard O’Donnell; Anthony O’Connor, Paudie O’Connor (booked 68'), Ben Richards-Everton; Adam Henley (Aramide Oteh 61'), Jake Reeves, Matt Palmer, Connor Wood; Dylan Connolly, James Vaughan (c, yellow 72'), Shay McCartan (Zeli Ismail 61'). Subs (not used): George Sykes-Kenworthy (GK), Callum Cooke, Chris Taylor, Jermaine Anderson, Jordan Gibson.

GOALS: Oteh (80'). 

MORECAMBE: Mark Halstead; George Tanner, Ritchie Sutton, Steven Old, Luke Conlan (booked 45+2’); John O’Sullivan, Aaron Wildig (Kevin Ellison 86'), Alex Kenyon (c), Tom Brewitt, Carlos Mendes-Gomes; A-Jay Leitch-Smith. Subs (not used): Andre Da Silva Mendes (GK), Lewis Alessandra, Sam Lavelle, Michael Howard, Jordan Cranston.

GOALS: None. 

ATTENDANCE: 14,111 (404 visitors). 

REFEREE: Andy Haines (Tyne and Wear).


Alan Young has taken charge of 20 matches this season - issuing 83 yellow cards and two penalties in the process.

The Cambridgeshire-based referee has officiated 174 matches throughout his career, including 33 in Sky Bet League Two and 30 in Sky Bet League One.

He is yet to oversee a City or Morecambe game this season.

Young will be assisted by Richard Bartlett and Declan Ford, with Neil Hair in as the fourth official.


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

City are 13/10 favourites for victory tomorrow evening - with two price boosts available. 

Supporters can place their bets by CLICKING HERE.

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


The Bantams will be in their traditional claret and amber strip with the Shrimps in their navy change colours. 

City: Claret and Amber / Black / Black

Morecambe: Navy / White / White

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