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BIG MATCH PREVIEW | NORTHAMPTON TOWN (AWAY)

22 September 2017

Stuart McCall's Bantams travel to Sixfields Stadium this Saturday (23 September 2017) to play Northampton Town in their latest Sky Bet League One fixture.

Following last Saturday's hard-fought Yorkshire derby victory over Rotherham United, McCall's side are now five games unbeaten in League One going into their encounter with the Cobblers.

Speaking of five, this weekend's game will be new Northampton boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's fifth match in charge at Sixfields.

After replacing Justin Edinburgh in the Northampton hot-seat following a poor start to the season for the Cobblers, Hasselbaink won his first two games in charge at home to Doncaster Rovers and Portsmouth.

Last weekend saw the Cobblers draw 2-2 at Southend United after being two goals up at the break, while Hasselbaink's side narrowly lost 1-0 at Wigan Athletic in midweek.

Team News

Northampton Town
Influential midfielder Matt Crooks is back available to the Cobblers after missing Tuesday's defeat at Wigan due to suspension.

6' 4'' Crooks, who signed for Northampton from Rangers in the summer, has netted three goals from midfield in his last three games.

Defender Ash Taylor and midfielder Matt Grimes, on loan from Swansea City, are also expected to be up for selection at the weekend despite both picking up knocks at Wigan.

Aaron Phillips, Sam Hoskins, Shaun McWilliams, George Smith and John-Joe O'Toole are all likely to be still sidelined for this Saturday's fixture.

Bradford City
Timothee Dieng (calf) is expected to be the only outfield player from Stuart McCall's senior playing squad unavailable for this weekend.

Dieng is making progress in training, however, and could be targeting a return to action in the next couple of weeks.

Rouven Sattelmaier is still ruled out with a hamstring problem.

Romain Vincelot and Tony McMahon were carrying knocks going into last Saturday's match with Rotherham United but the pair are likely to be fine for this weekend.

Tickets
The latest ticket details for this Saturday's game - HERE.

Away Fans' Guide
Relevant match-day information for those fans travelling to the Sixfields Stadium this Saturday - HERE.

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

Head-to-Head
A look at the two sides' recent records going into this weekend's encounter - HERE.

Match Officials
The full list of Saturday's match officials - HERE.

Kit Colours
City will wear WHITE shirts, CLARET shorts and WHITE socks at Sixfields Stadium.

Back the Bantams with Sky Bet!
City supporters can back the Bantams for success this Saturday against Northampton Town with Sky Bet!

McCall's side are currently priced at 5/4 to defeat Northampton at Sixfields Stadium.

Dominic Poleon is available at 11/2 to opening the scoring, while Romain Vincelot can be backed at 3/1 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 Sixfields Stadium on Saturday, City supporters can follow live updates from the Northampton Town game via the club's official Facebook and Twitter pages.           

Full audio match commentary of the Northampton 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 6:00pm after the game on Saturday.

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 Saturday's match.

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

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