The Bantams will travel to South London this Saturday to face Sutton United in a Sky Bet League Two clash, set for 3.00pm.
Both sides will be looking to make it back-to-back wins heading into the clash, after successful home bouts against Scunthorpe (City) and Crawley (Sutton).
The hosts are vying for a place in the play-offs and will be hoping to extend their 19-game unbeaten home run this weekend. Sutton’s unbeaten streak is the longest in the country.
City will be looking to turn Saturday’s home win into futher momentum, in their final away fixture of the campaign.
We have created a Big Match Preview to give you all the key details you need to know, heading into the encounter.
City: Mark Hughes has no fresh injury concerns, heading into the clash, after Jamie Walker and Elliot Watt were both able to shake off knocks.
Oscar Threlkeld will remain out with a calf injury, 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.
Sutton: Matt Gray will have a full squad to choose from after making it through Tuesday’s game unscathed.
WHAT THE MANAGER SAID
Mark Hughes: “They are a good side. They get a lot of balls in the box so we have to defend well and, on occasion, be mindful of clearing our lines.
“If we do that, we will get a foothold in the game and play the stuff we want to play, so that is the intention.
“We will respect what they can do but I think we can cause them problems.”
City supporters unable to make it to Gander Green Lane 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 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.
LAST TIME OUT
It finished all square when the sides met back in December. City, having been made to play close to an hour with 10 men, came back from behind twice at home to earn a point.
CITY: Sam Hornby; Oscar Threlkeld, Liam Ridehalgh, Paudie O’Connor, Niall Canavan (dismissed 31’); Yann Songo’o, Alex Gilliead, Elliot Watt, Lee Angol; Theo Robinson, Levi Sutton. SUBS (not used): Richard O’Donnell, Callum Cooke, Matty Foulds, Fiacre Kelleher, Gareth Evans, Finn Cousin-Dawson, Caolan Lavery.
GOALS: Theo Robinson 34’, Lee Angol 81’.
SUTTON: Dean Bouzanis; Jon Barden, Ben Whyatt, Ben Goodliffe, Louis John (c); David Ajiboye, Omar Bugiel, Will Randall, Rob Milsom; Donovan Wilson, Alistair Smith. SUBS (not used): Filip Chalupniczak, Craig Dundas, Tobi Sho-Silva, Ricky Korba, Enzio Boldewijn, Richie Bennett.
GOALS: Rob Milsom 32’, Alistair Smith 76’.
Declan Bourne is the man in the middle for the clash, his 24th of the season.
Bourne’s last game in charge of the Bantams came last season during their 3-0 defeat at home to Newport County.
He will be joined by Samuel Ogles and Joseph Stokes on the flanks, with Paul Evans acting as fourth official.
BACK THE BANTAMS - WITH SKY BET
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 18/5.
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 their yellow home kit.
Bantams: White / Claret / Claret
Sutton: Yellow / Yellow / Yellow