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23 November 2021

City are back in Sky Bet League Two action this Tuesday, as they head to Prenton Park to face Tranmere Rovers in a 7.45pm kick-off.

The Bantams face a quick turnaround as they head to Merseyside to face 12th-placed Tranmere. Rovers are level on points with City after 17 games, having won and lost six games, drawing five.

The Super White Army will be familiar with City boss Derek Adams, whose Morecambe side dispatched them from the play-off semi-finals last season. 

We have created a Big Match Preview to give you all the key details you need to know, heading into the encounter. 


City: Andy Cook remains sidelined with a hamstring injury, with the striker expected back around Christmas.

Oscar Threlkeld will be assessed ahead of Tuesday after the full-back missed Saturday’s game with a knock.

Lee Angol returns from suspension to be in contention for the fixture.


Derek Adams: “Tranmere is a very good club with a great pitch and very intimidating supporters.

“It is a clash of two good teams that have done well and played good football over the years. 

“We need a strong bench coming into this run of fixtures, as we have played Saturday-Tuesday games for so long. We need to be careful with players and watch what they are doing to avoid injury.”


City supporters unable to make the trip to Prenton Park will be able to catch the game live on IFollow.

The pass - available for £10 - will ensure supporters do not miss a minute of the action, with build-up beginning from 6.00pm. 

To purchase an iFollow video match pass, please CLICK HERE.

BBC Radio Leeds’ Jamie Raynor and former City centre-back Mark Bower will provide live commentary on DAB radio across the Bradford district, and via the BBC Sounds app.


The two sides last clashed in April 2020 when Rovers ran out 1-0 winners at the Utilita Energy Stadium.

Current City centre-back Paudie O’Connor netted the only goal of the game, though unfortunately it was put into Sam Hornby’s net to give the visitors the lead just before half-time.

The Bantams struggled to find an equaliser, despite the introduction of Charles Vernam and Callum Cooke, and the visitors left West Yorkshire with all three points.

CITY: Sam Hornby; Paudie O’Connor ©, Anthony O’Connor, Billy Clarke (Charles Vernam 46’), Gareth Evans (Callum Cooke 62’); Elliott Watt (Clayton Donaldson 90+1’), Levi Sutton, Connor Wood, Finn Cousin-Dawson; Andy Cook, Ollie Crankshaw (booked 44’). Subs (not used): Richard O’Donnell (GK), Matty Foulds, Kian Scales, Danny Rowe. 

TRANMERE: Joe Murphy; Lee O’Connor, Manny Monthe, Kieron Morris, Jay Spearing; Kaiyne Woolery (booked 19’), Callum Macdonald, Liam Feeney (Liam Ridehalgh 89’), Paul Lewis (booked 45+6’); Peter Clarke ©, Danny Lloyd (booked 45+3’, Otis Khan 62’). Subs (not used): Ben Jones (GK), Corey Blackett-Taylor, Charlie Jolley, George Ray, David Nugent. 

GOALS: Paudie O’Connor (45+1’ OG)


Martin Coy will take charge of the midweek clash - his 14th of the season.

Mr Coy is in the middle for his second City game this season, having led the Bantams' 4-1 win over Stevenage earlier this season. 

Oliver Bickle and Richard Woodward will be on the flanks, while Joe Simpson will join them as Fourth Official.


City supporters can back their team for victory this Tuesday with Sky Bet.

Bantams fans can flutter on Derek Adams’ side to win the tie at 6/4.

Supporters can place their bets by CLICKING HERE.

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


The Bantams will don their traditional colours in the form of their Claret and Amber away kit, while the hosts will wear their all-white home strip.

Tranmere: White / White / White 

Bantams: Claret and Amber / Black / Black

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