City manager Gary Bowyer is calling on his Bantams to end their campaign on a high, as tributes to those lost this season and in the 1985 Valley Parade Fire are made.
Bowyer’s men take on Wimbledon, who are in need of points to potentially avoid relegation from Sky Bet League One, with the action getting underway from 5.30pm.
“Today is huge for everyone connected to the club, in terms of what the memorial means to so many families and supporters.
“It will be my first experience of the memorial fixture and it will be very emotional. The players and staff have been educated on the tragic events of May 1985 and we will be doing everything we can today to honour those who sadly lost their lives.
“The togetherness of the city and its culture is incredible and the support for this club is fantastic. We need to all we can this afternoon to honour those we have lost this season and those who died almost 34 years ago.
“We want to finish the season well and have a duty to the rest of the division to perform to the best of our ability.
“There are several fixtures today, with a great riding on the outcomes of them, and we want to give a good account of ourselves.
“Wimbledon have done a great job to get away from the bottom of the table but it doesn’t surprise me, with Wally Downes in charge.
“It is a great example of what can be achieved with a collective spirit and belief.”
Turnstiles open at 4.00pm today, ahead of a 5.30pm kick-off.