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Match Previews


8 February 2022

Match Previews


8 February 2022

The Bantams are on the road south today to visit Stevenage for a Sky Bet League Two clash set for 7.45pm.

It was City who ran out victors in the return fixture after a first-half hat-trick from Andy Cook put Boro to the sword.

A change of manager at Broadhall Way has also seen a change of fortunes at the club, with Stevenage pushing up to 16th in the table.

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


City: Charles Vernam will not be fit for the clash, with a time period on a hamstring injury not set for his return.

Dion Pereira also remains sidelined, though Bantams boss Derek Adams confirmed Levi Sutton would play at Stevenage. 

Abo Eisa and Lee Angol remain tong-term hamstring absentees. 

Stevenage: Ben Coker and Jake Taylor are both one booking away from suspension and a key clash with Barrow on the horizon could mean the pair are rested.

Elliot List is a doubt after the striker injured himself in Boro’s New Year's Day fixture.


Derek Adams: “Against Stevenage earlier in the season, we played ever so well. We go there trying to create as many opportunities as we can.

“We passed the ball really well last time and got into space, and we have taken in players in January to add to that.

“We have to be in a situation where we are taking the game to them. It is up to us to go there and put the onus on the opposition.”


City supporters unable to make the trip to Broadhall Way will be able to catch the game live on IFollow.

The pass - available for £10 - will ensure supporters do not miss a minute of the action, with build-up beginning from 6.00pm. 

To purchase an iFollow video match pass, please CLICK HERE.

BBC Radio Leeds’ Jamie Raynor and former City skipper Gary Jones will provide live commentary on DAB radio across the Bradford district, and via the BBC Sounds app. 


Five goals in the return fixture made for an enjoyable night for City. Andy Cook scored three goals early in the contest before Niall Canavan added a fourth late on.

Elliot List’s equaliser proved to be nothing more than a consolation goal thanks to a ruthless City performance, their highest-scoring outing of the season so far.

CITY: Richard O’Donnell; Finn Cousin-Dawson (booked 13’), Paudie O’Connor, Niall Canavan ©, Liam Ridehalgh; Elliot Watt, Charles Vernam (Caolan Lavery 79’), Alex Gilliead, Lee Angol (Oliver Crankshaw 70’); Callum Cooke, Andy Cook (Yann Songo’o 90’). SUBS (not used): Sam Hornby (GK), Fiacre Kelleher, Matthew Foulds, Gareth Evans, Kian Scales. 

GOALS: Andy Cook (1’, 30’, 38’), Niall Canavan (88’). 

STEVENAGE: Joseph Tetteh Anang; Luther Wildin, Sam Cuthbert © (Luke Prosser 40’), Terence Vancooten, Ben Coker; Charlie Carter, Chris Lines (Elliot Osborne 50’), Elliot List (Jamie Reid 64’), Jake Taylor; Jake Reeves, Luke Norris. SUBS (not used): Sacha Bastien (GK), James Daly, Jack Smith, Ross Marshall. 

GOALS: Elliot List (17’)


Gavin Ward will take charge of the clash, his first in Sky Bet League Two this season.

Ward operates primarily in either Sky Bet League One or the Sky Bet Championship, handing out three red cards so far this campaign.

He will be joined by Rob Smith and Adam Crysell on the flanks, with Brett Huxtable acting as fourth official.


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

Bantams fans can flutter on Derek Adams’ side to win the tie at 19/10.

Supporters can place their bets by CLICKING HERE.

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


City will wear their all-blue third strip for the first time in 2022, while the hosts will wear a unique ‘Goodwill shirt’ as a gesture to season-ticket holders.

Bantams: Hyper Blue / Hyper Blue / Hyper Blue

Stevenage: White and Red / Red / Red

You will be able to PAY ON THE GATE at the Lamex Stadium tonight. CLICK HERE for full details. 

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