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Match Previews


18 February 2022

Match Previews


18 February 2022

The Bantams are set to make the short trip across the Pennines this Saturday, with Oldham the destination for the Sky Bet League Two fixture.

The clash, set for 3.00pm, will be Mark Trueman’s first game in charge this season after the departure of Derek Adams earlier this week.

Oldham share a similar situation to City, having recently appointed John Sheridan as manager for the sixth time after Keith Curle was relieved of his duties.

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


City: Jamie Walker will spend a few weeks away from first-team action due to a tweaked hamstring which forced him off against Exeter.

Neither Liam Ridehalgh or Oscar Threlkeld will feature on Saturday after missing the past few fixtures with injury.

Abo Eisa and Lee Angol will continue their long-term absence from the matchday squad due to their respective hamstring injuries - along with Charles Vernam and Dion Pereira who are nearing returns to training.

Oldham: Junior Luamba is facing a lengthy stay on the sidelines after sustaining a hamstring injury against Newport week.

His absence may mean Mike Fondop comes into the starting 11, having netted two against Newport last week. 

Dylan Bahamboula will not be available, however, having been dismissed at Rodney Parade.


Mark Trueman: “It will be a tough game. They are in a similar position to us with a new manager.

“They are winning games, they have got a way of playing that can hurt you and they have players looking to perform.

“It has shown this season that every game is tough in this league.

“We are looking to get a good following down and hopefully we can get a result. We are going there to win the game.”

John Sheridan: “We have just got to look at them and analyse them to think about what they will throw at us.

“I have watched them. They are a decent team with some decent players.

“They are a good outfit, a big team for this division. They are obviously not doing as well as they should because their manager lost his job.

“It will be a good atmosphere.”


City supporters unable to make the trip to Boundary Park 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 midfielder 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.


The reverse fixture was laden with last-minute drama, with both sides scoring in injury time in 'The Homecoming', at the Utilita Energy Stadium.

Dylan Bahamboula levelled the scoring in the 92nd minute after Lee Angol put City in front during the first half.

Despite late delight for Oldham, it was quickly turned to dismay when Angol doubled his money from 12 yards, converted the penalty he won moments earlier on his home debut to secure all three points.

CITY: Richard O’Donnell; Finn Cousin-Dawson, Paudie O’Connor, Niall Canavan ©, Liam Ridehalgh; Elliot Watt, Gareth Evans (Charles Vernam 51’), Alex Gilliead, Lee Angol; Callum Cooke, Andy Cook. SUBS (not used): Sam Hornby, Fiacre Kelleher, Matthew Foulds, Oliver Crankshaw, Kian Scales, Caolan Lavery. 

GOALS: Lee Angol (32', 90+8' pen). 

OLDHAM: Danny Rogers; Jordan Clarke (Jacob Blyth 89’), Carl Piergianni, Sam Hart, Nicky Adams (Zak Dearnley 76’); Callum Whelan, Ousseynou Cisse, Jack Stobbs, Dylan Bahamboula; Keillor-Dunn Davis, Jamie Hopcutt (Hallam Hope 54’). SUBS (not used): Kacper Danielewicz, Dylan Fage, Kyle Jameson, Raphael Diarra. 

GOALS: Dylan Bahamboula (90+2’). 


Anthony Backhouse will take charge of the clash at Boundary Park, in what will be his 26th of the season.

Backhouse last took charge of a Bantams game when they faced Manchester United Under-21s in the Papa John’s Trophy. 

Gary Hilton and Billy Smallwood will run the lines, while Scott Jackson will complete the set as Fourth Official.


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

Bantams fans can flutter on Mark Trueman’s side to win the tie at 5/4.

Supporters can place their bets by CLICKING HERE.

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


The Bantams will don their white home strip at Boundary Park, while the hosts will wear their traditional blue kit.

Bantams: White / Claret / Amber 

Oldham: Blue / White / Blue

Tickets for tomorrow's clash are available until 4.00PM TODAY, by CLICKING HERE. They WILL NOT be available to purchase on matchday. Read full details HERE

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