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BIG MATCH PREVIEW | FLEETWOOD TOWN (HOME)

26 September 2017

After collecting a hard-fought victory at Northampton Town at the weekend, Stuart McCall's Bantams return to the Northern Commercials Stadium this Tuesday (26 September 2017) for the visit of Fleetwood Town.

The match, of course, be City's first encounter with Fleetwood since last season's play-off semi-finals.

While City will be looking to secure another win from Tuesday's contest, opponents Fleetwood will surely be aiming to bounce back and claim a positive rsult themselves after a 4-2 home loss to Southend United last Saturday.

Fleetwood also lost out in their previous away fixture, going down 4-1 at Portsmouth, although it must be noted that Uwe Rosler's side have had a man sent off in both of their last two fixtures.

Team News

Bradford City
City boss Stuart McCall has said in the build-up to this fixture that he will be making changes to his starting XI.

The Bantams are currently top of the form table for League One, but McCall is wary of the players' recent workload after a busy month.

While looking around his squad for possible options, McCall must also factor in a couple of knocks picked up during the weekend win at Northampton.

Timothee Dieng is making progress from a calf injury and could make a return to full training as early as Thursday.

Fleetwood Town
Kyle Dempsey will be back available to the Cod Army this Tuesday after missing the Southend defeat through suspension.

Fellow midfielder Aiden O'Neill will miss out on the trip to Valley Parade, however, following his dismissal in the Southend game.

Conor McAleny could be sidelined due to a troublesome ankle problem, while former Bantams Devante Cole and Jordy Hiwula could be paired together in attack.

Cole is Fleetwood's top-scorer so far this season with six goals.

Five Things
A look at five possible talking points ahead of Tuesday's game - HERE.

Turnstile & Access Arrangements
Stadium entry details for this Tuesday's fixture - HERE.

Head-to-Head
A look at the two sides' recent records going into Tuesday's match - HERE.

The Parader
Details of Tuesday's official match programme - HERE.

Match Officials:
Details of this Tuesday's full set of match officials - HERE.

Back the Bantams with Sky Bet!
City supporters can back the Bantams for success this Tuesday at home to Fleetwood Town with Sky Bet!

McCall's side are currently priced at 19/20 to defeat Fleetwood at the Northern Commercials Stadium.

Alex Jones is available at 5/1 to opening the scoring, while Omari Patrick can be backed at 11/4 to score at anytime during the game.

Fans can place their bets now with Sky Bet by clicking HERE.

There is currently 71 separate betting markets open for this game.

Please note, odds are subject to change.

Coverage
For those unable to get to Northern Commercials Stadium on Tuesday, City supporters can follow live updates from the Fleetwood Town game via the club's official Facebook and Twitter pages.           

Full audio match commentary of the Fleetwood match can be found via iFollow Bantams. Keep up to date with BBC Radio Leeds' Tim Steere for match action and reaction from the game.

Subscribers of iFollow Bantams will now actually be able to hear post-match interviews from Stuart McCall and his players directly after the game via the extended audio match-day service.

The iFollow Bantams match-day commentary service will stay active until 10:00pm after the game on Tuesday.

New for this season, iFollow subscribers outside the UK and Ireland will also be able to watch LIVE coverage of the match as it happens!

Video post-match interviews from McCall and his players, plus extended match highlights over the coming days, is also available via iFollow.

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

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

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