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2 March 2021

The Bantams look to make it five-straight wins - when hosting Mansfield Town in Sky Bet League Two on Tuesday evening (7.00pm).

Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars’ side have lost once in their last 13 matches and climbed up to 11th in the table after Saturday’s victory at Walsall.

We have created this Big Match Preview to take you through everything you need to know ahead of the Stags’ visit to the Utilita Energy Stadium.


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: Saturday’s match-winner, Andy Cook, is ineligible to feature against his parent club, meaning Danny Rowe, Clayton Donaldson and Rumarn Burrell are all in contention to make appearances. 

Billy Clarke returned from injury for City off the bench at the Banks’s Stadium at the weekend, and is pushing for his first start since the victory against Barrow at the end of January.

Lee Novak and Harry Pritchard remain sidelined as Richard O’Donnell pushes for his first appearance in claret and amber in 2021.


Conor Sellars: "They have an experienced manager who has been in there a few months - and went on a fantastic run, recently.

"We have been impressed by the way they play, and know they will pose another difficult test."

Nigel Clough: "Bradford are in a really good run of form and Andy Cook has certainly helped that.

"They will be as confident a team as we've faced this season."


The Bantams cruised to victory at the One Call Stadium in October, as an own goal from Marek Stech and strikes from Connor Wood and Clayton Donaldson ensured City returned to West Yorkshire with all three points.

MANSFIELD: Marek Stech; Corey O’Keefe, Rollin Menayese, Ryan Sweeney ©, Farrend Rawson (Mal Benning 45’ (booked 90+2’)); Jordan Bowery, George Maris (Harry Charsley 45’), James Perch, Stephen McLaughlin; Nicky Maynard (Andy Cook 45’), George Lapsile (booked 44’, dismissed 78’). Subs (not used): Aidan Stone (GK); Aaron O’Driscoll, Jamie Reid, Tyrese Sinclair. 

GOALS: Andy Cook (85’).

CITY: Richard O’Donnell ©; Bryce Hosannah, Ben Richards-Everton, Anthony O’Connor, Connor Wood; Callum Cooke (booked 51’), Elliot Watt, Harry Pirtchard (Jackson Longridge 90’), Dylan Mottley-Henry (Tyler French 76’); Lee Novak, Clayton Donaldson (Austin Samuels 86’). Subs (not used): Sam Hornby (GK); Billy Clarke, Finn Cousin-Dawson, Kurtis Guthrie.

GOALS: Marek Stech (8’ OG), Connor Wood (14’), Clayton Donaldson (69’). 


Paul Howard has overseen 21 matches this season, including 10 in Sky Bet League Two. During this season he handed out 57 yellow cards, three reds and nine penalties.

The London-based official was the man in the middle when City overcame the Stags at the One Call Stadium earlier in the season.

Howard will be assisted by Ivan Stankovic and Andrew Dallison, with Wayne Grunnill in as fourth official.


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

City are 11/8 favourites for victory against Nigel Clough’s side  - 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 back in their claret and amber home strip on Tuesday evening, with the visitors in their navy change colours. 

City: Claret and Amber / Black / Black

Mansfield: Navy / Navy / Navy

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