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SIX BANTAMS EARN HERITAGE NUMBERS

5 August 2019

Six members of Gary Bowyer's squad have earned heritage numbers, having made their competitive debuts in the Bantams' season opener against Cambridge United on Saturday. 

Clayton Donaldson, Adam Henley, Jackson Longridge, Matt Palmer, Ben Richards-Everton and James Vaughan have claimed numbers 1276, 1277, 1278, 1279, 1280 and 1281 respectively.

The sextet will now carry those heritage numbers on their shirts when Bowyer's men travel to Grimsby Town - in City's first away match of the campaign - this Saturday.

Heritage numbers derive from Bantams Heritage's groundbreaking project, which lists each player to ever turn out for the club in a competitive fixture. 

Almost 1,300 players boast heritage numbers, ranked from the earliest debutant - John Beckram in 1903, to the most recent - Ben Richards-Everton, from Saturday's draw with Cambridge.

Should more than one player debut in the same game, as with the Bantams' opening match of the new season, numbers are handed out in alphabetical order of the debutants' surnames. 

Members of Bowyer's squad still to earn their heritage numbers include Tyler French, Sam Hornby and Zeli Ismail. 

Should these players appear at Blundell Park, this weekend, they will claim numbers 1282, 1283 and 1284 respectively. 

Tickets for City's trip to Grimsby are now officially SOLD OUT, with over 1,800 Bantams supporters set to make the trip to the east coast for the 1.00pm kick-off.


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