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ROCHDALE TEAM NEWS

30 April 2017

With City's spot in the Play-Offs already secured, Bantams boss Stuart McCall has made as many as nine changes to his side for this Sunday's trip to Rochdale.

Perhaps with one eye on next week's semi-finals, McCall has only kept Rory McArdle and Alex Jones in his starting line up from the eleven that began last Saturday's win over AFC Wimbledon.

Fit-again duo Matthew Kilgallon and Alex Gilliead both start, with Kilgallon set to partner McArdle in central defence. 

Stephen Darby, who will skipper the side, and Kevin Toner will operate from right and left back respectively.

Behind that foursome, German shot-stopper Rouven Sattelmaier will play his second league game of the season. Ironically, his first also came against Rochdale.

Timothee Dieng and Daniel Devine will be City's central midfield pairing at the Crown Oil Arena.

Along with Gilliead, Jordy Hiwula and Billy Clarke will be asked to support Jones in attack.

Young professionals Daniel Pybus and Jacob Hanson, plus loanee defender Matthew Penney, will join the experienced pair of Colin Doyle and Nathaniel Knight-Percival on City's bench.

Ellis Hudson and Curtis Peters, both of whom signed pro deals with the club this season, are also named among the Bantams' substitutes.

ROCHDALEBRADFORD CITY
25. Conrad Logan12. Rouven Sattelmaier
2. Joseph Rafferty2. Stephen Darby (c)
4. Jimmy McNulty5. Kevin Toner
6. Harrison McGahey8. Timothee Dieng
8. Matthew Lund10. Billy Clarke
9. Calvin Andrew11. Jordy Hiwula
10. Callum Camps18. Alex Gilliead
11. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing19. Alex Jones
24. Jamie Allen23. Rory McArdle
39. Joseph Bunney24. Daniel Devine
40. Ian Henderson (c)26. Matthew Kilgallon
Substitutes:Substitutes:
13. Ben Wilson (GK)1. Colin Doyle (GK)
5. Niall Canavan16. Jacob Hanson
7. Peter Vincenti17. Matthew Penney
12. Donal McDermott20. Daniel Pybus
14. Oliver Rathbone22. Nathaniel Knight-Percival
16. Reuben Noble-Lazarus32. Ellis Hudson
27. Andrew Cannon36. Curtis Peters


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