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Match Previews


14 January 2022

Match Previews


14 January 2022

City are back in West Yorkshire this weekend, welcoming Salford City for a 3.00pm kick-off in Sky Bet League Two.

Former City boss Gary Bowyer is in charge of the Ammies and a win could take them within a point of the play-offs.

The Bantams will also return to the Utilita Energy Stadium after a long absence, having not played in West Yorkshire this calendar year.

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


City: Abo Eisa and Oscar Threlkeld are both unavailable after the latter sustained a knee injury against Carlisle, and Eisa remains a long-term absentee.

Captain Niall Canavan available for selection for the first time this year, having missed successive trips to Cumbria due to suspension and injury.

Dion Periera is not fit ahead of the Ammies' visit due to illness, but new signing Jamie Walker could be called upon.

Andy Cook did not suffer any serious damage to a dead leg against Carlisle but will not be fit enough to start Saturday’s fixture.


Derek Adams: “We are looking forward to the match on Saturday. It is a home game and we have not been at home for a long time.

“The last game we played there was before Christmas, and then we had two weeks away from football because of the virus.

“We had two weeks away from football, and two games away from home so we will look to get back to winning games and moving on from something we cannot do anything about now.

“It was a disappointing result last weekend, but we have a good record at home this season, so it is the right place for a response.”


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 star Filipe Morais 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 Ammies took all three points from the reverse fixture as the sides clashed at the start of the season.

City’s visit to the Peninsula Stadium ended 1-0 to the hosts thanks to a late goal from Matthew Lund.

Despite a fierce contest - with chances coming at both ends - Salford secured the three points in the 90th minute when Lund struck from close range.

CITY: Richard O’Donnell; Oscar Threlkeld, Fiacre Kelleher, Paudie O’Connor ©, Liam Ridehalgh; Elliot Watt, Gareth Evans (Levi Sutton 74’), Callum Cooke, Alex Gilliead (Theo Robinson 89’); Charles Vernam, Andy Cook (Caolan Lavery 81’). SUBS (not used): Sam Hornby (GK), Finn Cousin-Dawson, Yann Songo’o, Oliver Crankshaw. 

SALFORD: Tom King; Liam Shepard, Corrie Nbada, Ash Eastham (C), Ibou Touray; Jason Lowe, Matthew Lund, Josh Morris, Conor McAleny (Brandon Thomas-Asante 9’); Tyreik Wright (Ash Hunter 60), Ian Henderson (Matty Willock 70’). SUBS (not used): Zach Jeacock, Donald Love, Jordan Turnbull, Kelly N’Mai. 

GOAL: Matthew Lund (90’). 


James Oldham will lead the fixture, his 20th of the campaign. 

Oldham’s last time in charge of a City game came last season, leading the Bantams' emphatic 7-0 Emirates FA Cup victory over Tonbridge Angels.

Mr Oldham will be joined by Simon Clayton and Helen Edwards on the flanks, with Stephen Wade acting as fourth official.


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

Bantams fans can flutter on Derek Adams’ side to win the tie at 11/10.

Supporters can place their bets by CLICKING HERE.

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


City will wear their white 2021/22 home kit, while the visitors will don their all-black away strip. 

Bantams: White / Claret / White

Salford: Black / Black / Black

Tickets for tomorrow's clash can be secured at a discounted rate until 11.59PM TONIGHT, by CLICKING HERE

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