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10 September 2021

Match Previews


10 September 2021

The Bantams will be aiming to secure their second away victory of the 2021/22 Sky Bet League Two campaign when visiting Salford City tomorrow afternoon. 

The Ammies currently sit 20th in the league table with one win, two draws, and three defeats from their opening six matches. 

We have put together an Opposition Guide to give you all of the key details you need to know about our upcoming hosts. 


The Lancashire side proved busier in terms of players leaving this summer, with 11 permanently departing the club. 

INCOMINGS: Tom King (Newport County), Zach Jeacock (Birmingham City under-23s, loan), Donald Love (Shrewsbury Town), Liam Shephard (Newport County), Corrie Nbada (Ipswich Town, loan), Andy Smith (Hull City under-23s, loan), Matty Willock (Gillingham), Matty Lund (Rochdale), Tyreik Wright (Aston Villa under-23s, loan), Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town), Conor McAleny (Oldham Athletic), D’Mani Mellor (Manchester United under-23s, loan). 

OUTGOINGS: Vaclav Hladky (Ipswich Town), Tom Clarke (Fleetwood Town), Oscar Threlkeld (Bradford City), Dan Jones (Port Vale), Richie Towell (Shamrock Rovers), Darron Gibson (Released), Bruno Andrade (Stevenage), George Boyd (Released), James Wilson (Port Vale), Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Tranmere Rovers), Luke Armstrong (Harrogate Town). 


Conor McAleny 

The 29-year-old forward arrived at the Peninsula Stadium from Oldham Athletic in the summer, where he netted 21 goals in all competitions last season. 

McAleny scored his first goal for the Ammies in their 3-0 triumph over Newport County on August 28. 

Josh Morris 

Morris joined the club from Sky Bet League One side Fleetwood Town in the summer, and has played every minute for the Ammies in the league so far. 

He also had a spell playing for the Bantams in the 2015/16 campaign. 

Ian Henderson 

The veteran forward joined the club in July 2020 and has so far found the back of the net 20 times in 55 appearances. 

Henderson also got his name on the scoresheet in both league meetings against City last season, including a last-minute winner at the Utilita Energy Stadium. 


Gary Bowyer took charge of the Ammies in March 2021. He has so far overseen 19 matches, winning seven, drawing five, and losing seven. 

The Manchester-born manager spent just under a year in charge of the Bantams from March 2019 until February 2020. 

He has also served spells with Blackburn Rovers and Blackpool. 


Carlisle United 2 (Ben Dickenson 8’, Jon James Alexander Mellish 59’). 

Salford City 1 (Josh Morris 44’). 

Sky Bet League Two

SALFORD: Zach Jeacock; Liam Shephard (Tom Elliott 79’), Jordan Turnbull (booked 39’), Corrie Nbada, Ibou Touray; Jason Lowe, Matty Lund (Matthew Willock 82’), Josh Morris, Conor McAleny; Brandon Thomas-Asante (Ashley Hunter 61’), Ian Henderson. SUBS (not used): Joel Torrance, Andy Smith, Kelly N’Mai, D’Mani Mellor. 


Meetings: 4

City Wins: 0

Draws: 1

Salford Wins: 3

Supporters are reminded tickets are completely SOLD OUT for tomorrow's clash at the Peninsula Stadium. 

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