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Match Previews


24 September 2021

The Bantams will be hoping to return to winning ways as they face Crawley Town in Sky Bet League Two tomorrow afternoon (3.00pm).

The match will be played at The People’s Pension Stadium with The Reds being undefeated against City in the last three games in which they have faced each other.

We have created a Big Match Preview to give you all of the information you need to know heading into the encounter.


City: The Bantams will continue to be without Abo Eisa, Lee Angol, Niall Canavan, Theo Robinson, Caolan Lavery and Charles Vernam due to injury.

Derek Adams is expected to revert to something of a full-strength side after resting players in Tuesday’s Papa John’s Trophy defeat to Manchester United Under-21s.

Callum Cooke could make his 150th career appearance and Alex Gillead could make his 50th league start for City, if either player is involved.

Crawley: Former Bantam Mark Marshall could appear for the Red Devils against City, having signed on a one-month rolling contract earlier this month. 

He made his debut for the club from the bench, in Tuesday's draw with Harrogate Town. 

The hosts will be without forward Ashley Nadesan for the clash, who was dismissed in midweek. 


Derek Adams: “We go into the game looking forward to it.

“We both come in on the back of draws in the league, and it is two teams who want to push on and get into those places higher up the table.

“You go in to win every game. My managerial philosophy is to go and win any match irrespective of circumstances we find ourselves under. Training has been good and we look forward to it.”


The Bantams were defeated by The Red Devils at Utilita Energy Stadium with goals coming from Jordan Tunnicliffe and Joe McNerney.


CRAWLEY 2 (Jordan Tunnicliffe 20’, Joe McNerney 86’)

Tuesday 13th April 2021

CITY: Richard O’Donnell ©; Niall Canavan (Clayton Donaldson 46’, booked 86’), Paudie O’Connor, Anthony O’Connor; Connor Wood, Gareth Evans (Billy Clarke 63’), Elliott Watt, Finn-Cousin Dawson; Kian Scales (Levi Sutton 62’, booked 90’); Danny Rowe (Andy Cook 62’), Charles Vernam (Ollie Crankshaw 80’). Subs (not used): Sam Hornby, Jordan Stevens.

CRAWLEY: Glenn Morris; Joe McNerney, Jack Powell, Ashley Nadesan (Davide Rodari 82’); Tom Nichols ©, Jordan Tunnicliffe, Sam Matthews (Jake Hessenthaler 72’); Nicholas Tsaroulla; James Tilley, Josh Wright (booked 4’). Subs (not used): David Sesay, Rafiq Khaleel, Jordan Maguire-Drew, Stuart Nelson.

REFEREE: Martin Coy (Durham).


Charles Breakspear took charge of 34 games during the 2020/21 campaign, giving out 126 yellow cards and six reds.

This will be his 10th game he has overseen during the 2021/22 campaign.

He last refereed the Bantams in their 1-0 defeat away to Shrewsbury back in January 2017, and last took charge of Crawley in their 0-0 away draw to Southend in April 2021.

Breakspear will be flanked by Justin Amey and Andrew Laver, with Daniel Bonneywell being confirmed as the fourth official.


City supporters unable to make the trip to The People’s Pension Stadium can follow the action with regular updates on the club’s official Twitter page.

You will also be able to catch updates on other social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram.

Full audio match commentary is available to iFollow Bantams subscribers, while BBC Radio Leeds’ Jamie Raynor and Andy Kiwomya will provide live commentary on DAB radio across the Bradford district, and via the BBC Sounds app.

IFollow subscribers can also catch all the reaction - with post-match interviews and content.


City supporters are able to back their team for victory tomorrow afternoon with Sky Bet.

The Bantams are currently priced at 21/20 to be victorious at The People’s Pension Stadium.

You can also flutter on Andy Cook to open the scoring which is priced at 10/3.

Supporters can place their bets by CLICKING HERE.

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


The Bantams will play in their hyper blue third kit while The Red Devils will be in their red home strip.

Crawley: Red and White / Red and White / Red and White

City: Hyper Blue / Hyper Blue / Hyper Blue

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