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29 January 2021

The Bantams are back in action at the Utilita Energy Stadium for the first time in over a month - hosting newly-promoted Barrow in Sky Bet League Two (3.00pm). 

City sit 18th in the table and are unbeaten in the last seven matches - beating Southend United 3-1 at Roots Hall last time out.

The Bluebirds have won three times in their last five league matches, bringing their season total to five.

We have created this Big Match Preview to take you through all of the key information ahead of Saturday’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 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.


City: The Bantams' latest signing, Andy Cook is in line to make his debut in claret and amber, having joined the club from Mansfield Town on loan until the end of the season.

Lee Novak, Harry Pritchard and Richard O’Donnell are all still sidelined with injuries. 

Paudie O’Connor is set to be given the captains armband again, with Tuesday evening’s goalscorers Gareth Evans and Danny Rowe both likely to feature on Saturday afternoon. 

Barrow: Two former Bantams could line up at the Utilita Energy Stadium. 

Luke James, who faced City at Holker Street in October, started the Bluebirds' last match, while Jamie Devitt signed earlier this month. 


The Bantams finished their last match against Barrow with 10 men - as Levi Sutton saw red - when falling to a 1-0 defeat at Holker Street. 

BARROW: Joel Dixon; Connor Brown, Patrick Brough, Jason Taylor, Matt Platt, Sam Hird (c), Mike Jones, Dior Angus (Jayden Reid 73’), Harrison Biggins (Chris Taylor 73’), Brad Barry, Luke James. Subs (not used): Scott Moloney, Yoan Zouma, Scott Wilson, Dimitri Sea.

GOALS: Brown (18'). 

CITY: Richard O’Donnell (c), Bryce Hosannah, Paudie O’Connor, Anthony O’Connor, Reece Staunton, Connor Wood; Finn Cousin-Dawson (Elliot Watt 73’), Levi Sutton, Callum Cooke; Austin Samuels (Dylan Mottley-Henry 63’), Clayton Donaldson. Subs (not used): Sam Hornby, Ben Richards-Everton, Harry Pritchard, Tyler French, Billy Clarke.

REFEREE: Benjamin Speedie. 


Antony Coggins has taken charge of 15 matches so far this campaign - handing out 43 yellow cards, three reds and two penalties. 

The Oxfordshire-based referee has officiated 148 matches throughout his career, including 42 in Sky Bet League One.

He will be assisted by David Avent and David Hunt on Saturday afternoon, with Andy Haines in as fourth official.


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

City to win and both teams to score is available at a 5/1 price boost. A victory against Barrow would see the Bantams go eight games unbeaten.

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 visitors in their blue and white home kit. 

City: Claret and Amber / Black / Black

Barrow: Blue and White / Blue / Blue and White

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