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BIG MATCH PREVIEW - OXFORD UNITED (HOME)

13 April 2017

vs Oxford United (HOME), Friday 14 April 2017, Sky Bet League One, Northern Commercials Stadium, kick off 3:00pm

As City look to further strengthen their current position in the top six, Stuart McCall's men entertain Oxford United at the Northern Commercials Stadium on Good Friday.

The Oxford game will be one of two fixtures for McCall's side in quick succession, with the Bantams travelling to Bramall Lane to take on Sheffield United on Easter Monday.

The eagerly-anticipated Yorkshire derby is likely to whet the appetite of many but McCall insists that, unlike previous double-headers this season, all focus will be on the first game of City's bumper Easter weekend.

In their first campaign back in League One following promotion last season, opponents Oxford will head to Valley Parade this Friday currently sitting in tenth place in the table, seven points off the final play-off position.

Along with an encouraging league campaign, Michael Appleton's U's made it to the quarter-finals of the Emirates FA Cup and also narrowly lost out to Coventry City in the Checkatrade Trophy Final at the start of this month.


Team News

Bradford City
Bantams boss Stuart McCall says City have no new injury worries to contend with going into the Good Friday clash with Oxford.

Charlie Wyke has been passed fit despite taking a knock to his ankle at Bury, while Nicky Law, Timothee Dieng and Jordy Hiwula will all be pushing for recalls after coming off the bench to help seal last weekend''s win at Gigg Lane.

Matthew Kilgallon (shoulder), Reece Webb-Foster (knee) and Alex Gilliead (hamstring) remain sidelined.

Oxford United
U's midfielder Liam Sercombe looks set to miss out for Oxford on Friday after boss Michael Appleton confirmed the player won't be selected for 'disciplinary reasons'.

Following their 1-1 draw at Walsall last time out, Appleton could look to hand starting berths to the likes of Toni Martinez and Kane Hemmings at the Northern Commercials Stadium.


Last Time Out

Walsall 1 (Makris 48)
Sky Bet League One
Saturday 8 April 2017
Oxford United 1 (Maguire 74)

OXFORD UNITED: Eastwood, Carroll, Raglan, Nelson, Skarz, Rothwell (Martinez 46), Lundstram, Ledson (Ruffels 84), Johnson (Hemmings 65), Maguire, McAleny

Subs not used: Stevens, Ribeiro, Edwards, Dunkley


Stadium Access
Supporter information regarding access to the stadium this Friday (HERE).

Head-to-Head
A look at the two sides' recent records ahead of Friday (HERE).

Five Talking Points
Five possible point of discussion ahead of the game (HERE).


Tickets
Supporters are respectfully reminded that they are able to purchase adult tickets for the Oxford fixture for the pre-match rate up until close of business the day before the game.

City fans can buy their adult Oxford match tickets from the club's ticket office for only £20.00 if they purchase them before 5:00pm on Thursday (13 April).

Home adult tickets are priced at £25.00 on match-days, meaning a saving of £5.00 per ticket for City supporters if they purchase pre-match!

Tickets can be bought in person at the ticket office or online - please click HERE.

Supporters can find out more information about home match tickets for this season by clicking HERE.


Banqueting Changes

For this Friday's match, a high level of interest from supporters in the banqueting experience means that all of the McCall Suite will be allocated to diners attending the game.  


Regular patrons of the McCall Suite can move to the Hendrie Suite, 2013 Suite or Legends Suite when they arrive at the stadium.  


All banqueting patrons can, of course, step up to the banqueting option and take the three-course meal at a supplement if they so wish (please contact the Club if you wish to upgrade to the dining option).


We hope that regular patrons of the McCall Suite will appreciate that it is important that the Club maximises all available income streams and we thank in advance every supporter in the banqueting areas for their co-operation with this change to procedure for Friday’s home game (kick off 3:00pm).



Match Official: RICHARD CLARK

Mr Clark has taken charge of twenty-three games so far this season, mainly in League One & Two.

His most recent match in the middle involving City came back in February when he officiated the Bantams' 2-2 home draw with Gillingham.

Back the Bantams with Sky Bet

City supporters can back Stuart McCall's Bantams with Sky Bet when they entertain Oxford United on Good Friday.

 

.5/2 to pick up all three points against The U's at the Northern Commercials Stadium. The draw is currently priced at 4/5McCall's men are available with the EFL's title sponsors at 

 

 to score the opening goal.7/2, while Charlie Wyke is also currently at 11/2The Bantams can be backed to win 1-0 at 


After scoring in City's previous game at Bury, Mark Marshall is 7/2 to score at anytime throughout the match.

.www.skybet.com City fans can place their bets for the Oxford fixture by clicking on the following link - 

 

There are as many as 71 different betting options with Sky Bet for Friday's game.

 

Please note, all odds are subject to change.


 

For those unable to get to the Northern Commercials Stadium on Friday, City supporters can follow live updates from the Oxford United fixture via the club's official Facebook and Twitter pages.Coverage            

 

Full audio match commentary of the Oxford match can be found via Bantams Player HD. Join Pulse 2's Jason Thornton and Chris Cooper for match action and reaction from the game.

 

Bantams Player HD is also the place for post-match interviews from McCall and his players, plus extended match highlights over the coming days.


On top of all that, Bantams Player HD subscribers can get interviews, action, previous encounters and highlights as well in the build up to Saturday's match.


Supporters can subscribe to Bantams Player HD for as little as £4.49 per month.


The official website, Twitter and Facebook pages will also have post-match reaction from the City camp following the Oxford game.

Bantams Player HD - HERE
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE


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