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FIVE THINGS | SCUNTHORPE UNITED (HOME)

20 November 2017

Following Saturday's superb away victory at Wigan Athletic, Stuart McCall's Bantams make a return to the Northern Commercials Stadium on Tuesday (21 November 2017) for their Sky Bet League One encounter with Scunthorpe United.

Ahead of the Scunthorpe fixture, let's take a look at five possible talking points going into Tuesday night...

1. Wigan wonders
McCall's Bantams will clearly be full of confidence going into Tuesday's contest with Scunthorpe after their brilliant display at the DW Stadium at the weekend. Can City carry on the momentum gained from their Wigan success with another win over Scunthorpe on Tuesday night?

2. Stern Scunthorpe challenge expected
Heading into Tuesday's game, City won't be the only side full of confidence though. Opponents Scunthorpe have won their last four league games on the trot to move themselves to fourth place in the League One table - one position below the Bantams.  

3. The return of Rory
After nearly five years as a City player, popular former Bantams defender Rory McArdle is scheduled to make his first return to Valley Parade on Tuesday following his summer departure. McArdle - the current Scunthorpe skipper - is expected to receive a warm reception from the home support after playing his part in a number of City's recent cup and league successes. Another City old boy in the Scunthorpe ranks - Josh Morris - is set to miss out, however, due to injury.

4. The rise of Robinson
Saturday's stunning match-winner saw Tyrell Robinson's stock continue to rise after a promising last few weeks for the youngster. Robinson has received more and more match minutes under his belt in recent games - including a second half appearance off the bench during City's last home game with Plymouth Argyle. Robinson's superb injury time strike against Wigan at the DW Stadium was his first goal in senior football. Will Tuesday's game with Scunthorpe give Robinson another chance to impress?

5. Another tight encounter?
City's last three home games against Scunthorpe have seen the Bantams pick up one win and two draws. Only three goals have been scored by both sides in those three fixtures though, with last season's encounter at the Northern Commercials Stadium finishing goalless. With both teams currently closely positioned in the league, could we expect another tight and hard-fought contest come Tuesday?


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