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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: MACCLESFIELD v CITY

29 November 2019

City look to return to winning ways with a Sky Bet League Two trip to Macclesfield Town (3.00pm).

The Bantams will be aiming to pick up their first three points since November 2, after defeat on their return to leage action - at Plymouth Argyle - last weekend.

Daryl McMahon's team have endured a difficult start to the season, sat eight points above the relegation zone in 14th. 

The Moss Rose outfit survived the Sky Bet League Two drop on the final day of last season, with Sol Campbell at the helm. 

We have compiled a Big Match Preview packed full of everything you need to know ahead of the 3.00pm clash…

TEAM NEWS

City: Gary Bowyer has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip to Moss Rose. 

Jake Reeves could again be in line to make his first league appearance for the Bantams since January 2018. 

Fellow midfielder Chris Taylor could make his full debut for the club, while Matty Palmer and Shay McCartan are nearing their returns to fitness. 

Macclesfield: Town boss Daryl McMahon is likely to again be without the services of Theo Archibald. 

The winger picked up a knock in a draw with Mansfield Town - two weeks ago - and missed last week's draw with Salford City. 

McMahon has limited options but could opt to start Emmanuel Osadebe after the attacker impressed from the bench at Moor Lane. 

WHAT THE MANAGERS SAID

Gary Bowyer: "They are a well-organised team. I have been to watch them a few times and studied them - on video.

"The situation they are in brings the team closer together. I have been through it, myself.

"The group will be galvanised and they have been fighting for each other, with a clean sheet at Salford. We need to be at it."

LAST TIME OUT

City's last meeting with the Silkmen came in the first round of last season's Carabao Cup. 

After a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes, it was the Moss Rose side who advanced, with a penalty shoot-out victory. 

Macclesfield Town 1 (Fiacre Kelleher 60')

Bradford City 1 (Luca Colville 62')

Carabao Cup - Round One

Tuesday August 14th 2018

Attendance: 1,422

City: Ben Wilson; Joe Riley, Anthony O'Connor (c), Ryan McGowan (booked 90+1'), Adam Chicksen; Hope Akpan, Luca Colville (Josh Wright 71'); Sean Scannell, Jack Payne, Sherwin Seedorf; George Miller (Kai Brünker, booked 88'). Subs (not used): Richard O'Donnell (GK), Nathaniel Knight-Percival, Connor Wood, Tyrell Robinson, Jordan Gibson. 
 
Macclesfield: Rhys Taylor; Miles Welch-Hayes, Fiacre Kelleher (booked 85'), Jamie Grimes, David Fitzpatrick ((c) booked 63'); Scott Wilson (Koby Arthur 71'), Callum Maycock, Michael Rose, Danny Whitaker; Harry Smith, Malachi Napa (Tyrone Marsh 90+1'). Subs (not used): Luke Simpson (GK), Keith Lowe, Nathan Blissett, Callum Evans, James Pearson. 
 
MATCH OFFICIALS
 
Scott Oldham has overseen 16 matches this season, issuing 47 yellow cards. 
 
The official took charge of both Macclesfield and City on two occassions each, last season, dishing out 14 yellow cards. 
 
Oldham will be assisted by Joe Clark and Matthew Parry, with Thomas Harty in as fourth official. 
 
MATCH COVERAGE

Supporters unable to make it to Home Park tomorrow can follow match action via the club’s official Twitter page.

The live feed will provide minute-by-minute coverage of the clash in addition to updates on other social media outlets such as Facebook and Instagram.

Full audio match commentary is available to iFollow Bantams subscribers, while BBC Radio Leeds’ Tim Steere and Andy Kiwomya will provide live radio commentary at 774 kHz on FM and DAB.

IFollow subscribers can also catch all the reaction with post-match interviews and content, while supporters based outside the UK with a package can even tune into a live video stream!

BACK THE BANTAMS - WITH SKY BET

City supporters can back their team for victory tomorrow with Sky Bet.

Gary Bowyer's men are currently heavy 4/5 favourites for victory in Cheshire. 

City's James Vaughan is currently priced as 4/1 favourite to open the scoring. 

City fans can place their bets by CLICKING HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: All odds are subject to change.

KIT COLOURS

City will be in their claret and amber home strip tomorrow, with their hosts in their traditional blue and white colours. 

City: Claret & Amber Stripes / Black with Amber Detail / Black with Amber Detail

Macclesfield: Blue / White / Blue


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