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TEAM NEWS: CITY v WIGAN

20 July 2019

Gary Bowyer has named a strong line-up ahead of the Bantams’ fifth pre-season game, against Sky Bet Championship side Wigan Athletic.

Following last weekend’s visit of Liverpool - with a mid-week trip to Eccleshill United inbetween - City manager Bowyer will be keen to see how his new-look squad manage against second-tier opposition.

Anthony O’Connor and Clayton Donaldson come in as the only changes to the first-half line-up which started against the European champions, last Sunday, with Omari Patrick and Adam Henley listed on the bench.

Trialists Nortei Nortey and Steve Solvet also take up a seat on the substitutes list, with under-18s trio Connor Morris, Eliot Goldthorp and Hayden Smethurst completing the Bantams’ matchday squad.

STARTING XI:

1. Richard O’Donnell

2. Kelvin Mellor

3. Jackson Longridge

5. Ben Richards-Everton

6. Anthony O’Connor

7. Sean Scannell

10. Clayton Donaldson

12. James Vaughan (C)

16. Matt Palmer

17. Jordan Gibson

21. Hope Akpan

SUBS:

13. Sam Hornby

9. Eoin Doyle

15. Tyler French

20. Omari Patrick

22. Adam Henley

23. Connor Wood

24. Daniel Devine

28. Joe Riley

-. Steve Solvet

-. Nortei Nortey

-. Connor Morris

-. Eliot Goldthorp

-. Hayden Smethurst


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