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9 March 2019

Following his appointment at the beginning of the week, new City boss Gary Bowyer has made three changes to City's starting XI for his opening game in charge of the Bantams.

Kelvin Mellor, Jermaine Anderson and the fit-again Calum Woods come into the side for Paul Caddis, Connor Wood and Jack Payne.

For Woods, it will be the defender's first City appearance in over a month following a hamstring injury, while Anderson - a former Peterborough player - is handed his maiden starting berth with the Bantams.

With Caddis on the bench, Hope Akpan has been named as the skipper for the afternoon.

The remainder of City's side remains the same from the team that began last Saturday's game at Portsmouth.

Payne and Caddis have been named on the bench by Bowyer, with Adam Chicksen - who became a father for the first time on Tuesday - also among City's list of substitutes.

BRADFORD CITY PETERBOROUGH UNITED
1. Richard O'Donnell 25. Conor O'Malley
6. Anthony O'Connor 2. Jason Naismith
9. Eoin Doyle 4. Alex Woodyard (c)
15. Kelvin Mellor 5. Ryan Tafazolli
16. Jacob Butterfield 6. Ben White
18. Jermaine Anderson 9. Matt Godden
21. Hope Akpan (c) 14. Callum Cooke
22. Nathaniel Knight-Percival 15. Joe Ward
25. Calum Woods 18. Daniel Lafferty
39. Lewis O'Brien 21. Marcus Maddison
40. David Ball 29. Lee Tomlin
Substitutes: Substitutes:
13. Ben Wilson (GK) 1. Aaron Chapman (GK)
3. Adam Chicksen 11. Louis Reed
10. Jack Payne 16. Rhys Bennett
12. George Miller 17. Ivan Toney
17. Billy Clarke 19. George Cooper
38. Paul Caddis 23. Tyler Denton
43. Jake Maltby 26. Mathew Stevens

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