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Match Previews


22 April 2022

Match Previews


22 April 2022

The Bantams will welcome Scunthorpe United tomorrow for their penultimate Sky Bet League Two home match, with kick-off set for 3.00pm.

Mark Hughes will be searching for his first win on home soil this weekend as relegated Scunthorpe will be the first visiting side to sit outside of the top 10.

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


City: Elliot Watt will return to the fold for City after serving his one-match suspension on Monday, though Paudie O'Connor will miss the clash having picked up a similar ban at Colchester.

Oscar Threlkeld will be out with a calf injury picked up in Essex, while Tom Elliott has been ruled out for the season with a knee problem. 

Abo Eisa is edging closer to a return to football after a lengthy spell on the sidelines following hamstring surgery.

Scunthorpe: Tom Pugh will miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury.

Keith Hill is expected to include a few youthful faces after the Iron’s relegation was confirmed.


Mark Hughes: "The training has been first class, a good, high level. My expectation is that we start as we finished last time out here.

"In football, you get an opportunity to do something about a poor performance, and we have that chance at home against Scunthorpe.

"They can express themselves and free themselves. The anxiety won’t be there in their play, and they could change their formation around."

Keith Hill: "There will be a big crowd, and it will be brilliant to test some of the young players in that atmosphere.

"We have got to make sure we are competitive. We will select a side from the players we have available for training on Thursday and Friday.

"It is time to seize the moment and learn from experiences, taking it into the next opportunity, which is training ahead of the Bradford game."


City supporters unable to make it to the Utilita Energy 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 former City favourite Filipe Morias 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.


It was a score draw when the sides met in Lincolnshire. Yann Songo’o scored against his former employers to restore parity after Aaron Jarvis’ first-half strike.

SCUNTHORPE: Kieran O’Hara; Ross Millen, Alex Kenyon (Hayden Hackney 51’, booked 65’ (Jai Rowe 71’, booked 93’)), George Taft (c), Emmanuel Onariase (booked 59’), Alfie Beestin, Myles Hippolyte, Lewis Thompson, Jake Scrimshaw (Devarn Green 71’), Aaron Jarvis, Alex Perry. SUBS (not used): Tom Collins, Harry Wood, Dan Gallimore, Harrison Poulter.

GOALS: Aaron Jarvis (39’). 

CITY: Richard O’Donnell; Oscar Threlkeld, Paudie O’Connor, Niall Canavan (c), Liam Ridehalgh; Yann Songo’o, Levi Sutton; Alex Gilliead, Lee Angol, Abo Eisa (Theo Robinson 43’). SUBS (not used): Sam Hornby, Matthew Foulds, Fiacre Kelleher, Gareth Evans, Elliot Watt, Finn Cousin-Dawson.

GOALS: Yann Songo’o (67’). 


Ross Joyce is the man in the middle for the clash, his 33rd of the season. 

Joyce’s last game in charge of the Bantams came earlier this year, during the 1-0 loss to Exeter City. 

He will be joined by Kevin Mulraine and Paul Stonier on the flanks, with Matthew Smith acting as fourth official.


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

Bantams fans can flutter on Mark Hughes’ side to win the tie at 2/5.

Supporters can place their bets by CLICKING HERE.

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


The Bantams will step out in their 2021/22 home strip, while the hosts will don a black and yellow away number.

Bantams: White / Claret / Claret 

Scunthorpe: Black and Yellow / Black and Yellow / Black

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