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BIG MATCH PREVIEW - FLEETWOOD TOWN (AWAY) - PLAY-OFFS

6 May 2017

vs FLEETWOOD TOWN (AWAY), Sky Bet League One Play-Offs semi-final second leg, Sunday 7 May 2017, kick off 6:30pm, Highbury Stadium

The Bantams head to Fleetwood's Highbury Stadium this Sunday looking to try and secure a dream trip to Wembley Stadium and a spot in the Sky Bet League One Play-Offs final.

Stuart McCall's side go into Sunday's second leg with a slender one-goal advantage after securing a 1-0 win over Fleetwood in Thursday's first encounter at the Northern Commercials Stadium.

There is sure to be plenty of tension and excitement around the ground for this massive occasion, but McCall will be hoping his players can hold their nerve and claim at least a draw from their trip to the coast.

Team News

Fleetwood Town
The hosts could be tempted into making changes for Sunday's return leg. George Glendon and Ashley Hunter, both of whom came off the bench in Thursday's opening game, could be given starting berths this weekend. 

Influential defender Cian Bolger will face another fitness test after missing the first leg with an ankle injury.

Bradford City
Although the chances of him being involved are small, Bantams striker Alex Jones will be given every opportunity to prove his fitness for Sunday.

Jones missed Thursday's first game with a hamstring problem.

Having started the first game from the bench, Alex Gilliead, Timothee Dieng, Stephen Darby, Matthew Kilgallon and Jordy Hiwula are all possible options should City wish to freshen things up.

Tickets
City's allocation of tickets for this match has SOLD OUT. Please do not travel to Fleetwood's Highbury Stadium without a valid match ticket.

Beamback
For those unable to purchase a ticket for the away end at Fleetwood this Sunday, the game will be shown live within the McCall and Hendrie Suite at the Northern Commercials Stadium. Entry is FREE - doors open at 5:30pm. For more information, please click HERE.

Away Fans' Guide
Supporters' information for those making the journey to Fleetwood - HERE.

Five Talking Points
A look at five possible talking points ahead of Sunday - HERE.

City kit colours - BLACK/AMBER/AMBER

Extra Time/Penalties
There is no 'away goal' ruling in the play-offs. Should the scores over the two legs be level at the end of ninety minutes on Sunday, the game will go to extra-time, which will consist of two periods of fifteen minutes. If the scores still remain level at that, the tie will be decided by penalties.

Match Official: DAVID COOTE

Referee Mr David Coote has officiated thirty-eight games so far this season, mainly in the Championship.


His previous game in the middle involving City came towards the end of last season when the Bantams beat Swindon Town 1-0 at home.


Back the Bantams with Sky Bet

City supporters can back Stuart McCall's Bantams with Sky Bet when they travel to Fleetwood Town in Sunday's decisive semi-final second leg.

 

23/10. to pick up the away win against the Cod Army at Highbury Stadium. The draw is currently priced at 13/8McCall's men are available with the EFL's title sponsors at

 

 to score the opening goal.9/2, while Charlie Wyke is also currently at 7/1The Bantams can be backed to win 1-0 at


After scoring the winner against Fleetwood on Thursday night, Rory McArdle is 10/1 to score at anytime throughout the match.

.www.skybet.com City fans can place their bets for the Fleetwood second leg by clicking on the following link - 

 

There are as many as 74 different betting options with Sky Bet for Sunday's game.

 

Please note, all odds are subject to change.


 

For those unable to get to Highbury Stadium, City supporters can follow live updates from the Fleetwood Town second leg via the club's official Facebook and Twitter pages.Coverage              

 

Full audio match commentary of the Fleetwood 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 Sunday's match.


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

Bantams Player HD - HERE
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE


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