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22 January 2021

Match Previews


22 January 2021

City are back on the road in Sky Bet League Two - travelling to the Abbey Stadium to face Cambridge United.

Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars' side will return to action with their first outing of 2021, having seen their past three fixtures postponed. 

Mark Bonner’s side are at the summit of the table on 41 points, while the Bantams are unbeaten in their past five matches - winning three and drawing two.

We have created this Big Match Preview to take you through everything you need to know ahead of Saturday’s visit to the U’s.


Supporters will be able to catch every minute of the game LIVE by purchasing a video iFollow match pass. 

The pass - available for £10 - will ensure supporters do not miss a minute of the action, with build-up beginning from 2.00pm. 

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.

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: New signing Danny Rowe could feature for the Bantams, having signed from Oldham Athletic during the week. 

Fellow recruits Jordan Stevens, Matty Foulds, Niall Canavan, Rumarn Burrell and Will Huffer are also in contention.

Conor Sellars confirmed Harry Pritchard would miss the clash through a back injury on Thursday, with Bryce Hosannah, Reece Staunton, Richard O'Donnell and Zeli Ismail all long-term absentees. 

Cambridge: Paul Mullin, who has scored 18 league goals this season, should feature against the Bantams having played most of Tuesday evening’s match against Southend United.

Cambridge defender Paul Digby has made 25 appearances in all competitions this season and is also likely to start on Saturday afternoon.

38-year old Wes Hoolahan joined the U’s on a one-year deal in the summer and has made 15 league appearances so far, but missed out in their last match against the Shrimpers.


Conor Sellars (Joint-Interim Manager): "Since we played Cambridge last, they have gone on a good run of form. 

"They are very organised and carry a big attacking threat. It is no surprise they are at the top of the table. 

"We need to take confidence from our last performance against them, but still approach the game as the underdogs and make sure we execute our gameplan better."

Mark Bonner: "Bradford have added well since we last played them. They will have a good balance to their team.

"They are on a really good run of form and will hope the enforced break has not broken their momentum.

"Our job is to take that enthusiasm and energy away from them, and see if they can go the full 90 minutes with us. We hope there is plenty of legs, running and energy left in us."


The Bantams ended a winless run of nine matches when securing all three points against the U’s - at the Utilita Energy Stadium - last month.

Bradford City 1 (Pritchard 42')

Cambridge United 0

Saturday 19 December 2020

Sky Bet League Two

Referee: Chris Sarginson

CITY: Richard O’Donnell ©; Finn Cousin-Dawson, Paudie O’Connor, Anthony O’Connor, Connor Wood; Levi Sutton, Elliot Watt; Harry Pritchard (Gareth Evans 73’), Callum Cooke, Billy Clarke Austin Samuels 78’); Lee Novak (Kurtis Guthrie 86’). Subs (not used): Sam Hornby, Jackson Longridge, Clayton Donaldson, Tyler French.

CAMBRIDGE: Callum Burton, Kyle Knoyle, Robbie Cundy (Adam May 46’), Harry Darling, Jack Iredale (Wes Hoolahan 46’); Luke Hannant (Leon Davies 81’), Paul Digby, Greg Taylor, Harrison Dunk; Paul Mullin, Harvey Knibbs (Joe Ironside 71’). Subs (not used): Dimitar Mitov, Ben Worman, Joe Neal.


Sam Allison has taken charge of 18 matches so far this season, issuing 50 yellow cards and awarding five penalties in the process.

The experienced official took charge of City’s 1-0 defeat to Leyton Orient at the Breyer Group Stadium in November, but has not been in the middle of a U’s clash so far this season.

He will be assisted by James Vallance and Richard Morris, with Garry Maskell in as fourth official.


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

City to are 19/10 on for victory in Cambridgeshire, with two price boots 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 in their grey third strip once again, with the home side in their traditional amber and black colours.

Cambridge: Amber and Black / Black / Black and Amber

City: Fusion Grey / Fusion Grey / Fusion Grey

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