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OPPOSITION GUIDE: CRAWLEY v CITY

10 January 2020

Gary Bowyer's Bantams look to extend their unbeaten run to nine matches tomorrow, travelling to Crawley Town. 

The Red Devils currently sit 16th in the Sky Bet League Two table, having drawn their last three games. 

With action set to get underway from 3.00pm, we have compiled an Opposition Guide, packed full of detailed information on tomorrow’s hosts...

SUMMER TRANSFER ACTIVITY

The People's Pension Stadium side have stregnthened with 13 new additions since the summer transfer window - with a further nine outgoings. 

Ins: Ashley Nadesan (Fleetwood Town), Bez Lubala (Birmingham City), Ngemba Michael Luyambula (Birmingham City, loan), Alfie Jones (MK Dons), Jordan Tunnicliffe (AFC Fylde), Josh Cogley (Birmingham City, loan), Jack Powell (Maidstone), George Forrest (AFC Hornchurch), Nathan Ferguson (Dulwich Hamlet), Denzeil Boadu (unassigned), Jamie Sendles-White (unassigned), Gyliano van Velzen (unassigned), Mason Bloomfield (Norwich City, loan). 

Outs: Yusuf Mersin (Dover Athletic), Ibrahim Meite (Woking, loan), George Forrest (Leiston, loan), Bondz N'Gala (Ebbsfleet United), Dominic Poleon (Newport County), Jimmy Smith (Yeovil Town, loan), Filipe Morais (Oldham Athletic, loan), Josh Payne (Ebbsfleet United, loan), Brian Galach (Billericay Town, loan). 

ONES TO WATCH

Bez Lubala: 

Lubala has been on red-hot form so far, this season, netting seven goals for Gabriele Cioffi's men. 

A pacey 21-year-old, Lubala is on loan from Birmingham City, who he joined in 2014. 

Jordan Tunnicliffe:  

A defender, Tunnicliffe began his youth career at West Bromwich Albion, before graduating from the Nike Academy. 

The 25-year-old joined the Red Devils during the summer, after a successful spell at AFC Fylde. 

Reece Grego-Cox:

A striker, Grego-Cox has been capped 20 times by the Republic of Ireland, at youth level. 

The 22-year-old is a product of Queens Park Rangers' academy and signed for Crawley in the summer of 2018. 

Ollie Palmer: 

A towering striker, Palmer Carries a wealth of EFL experience having turned out for the likes of Mansfield Town, Leyton Orient and Lincoln City. 

The 27-year-old began his career at Woking and has scored 20 goals in all competitions for Crawley, since the beginning of last season. 

THE MANAGER

John Yems has been in the Crawley hot seat since his appointment in December - following Gabriele Cioffi's departure. 

The 61-year-old has history with the Red Devils, having served a spell as joint-caretaker manager between 2006 and 2007. 

The former Exeter City assistant has also held roles within coaching and scouting at the likes of Newcastle United, Fulham and Millwall. 

THE CAPTAIN

Experienced defender Lewis Young is in his sixth season at Crawley, having joined the club from Bury in 2014. 

The 30-year-old full-back began his career at Premier League Watford as a product of the Hornets' academy. 

His former clubs also include Northampton Town, Burton Albion, Yeovil Town, and Aldershot Town.

LAST TIME OUT

The Red Devils held high-flying Forest Green Rovers to a 1-1 draw at The People's Pension Stadium, last weekend. 

Crawley Town 1 (Bez Lubala 45')

Forest Green Rovers 1 (Jordan Tunnicliffe 63' OG)

Sky Bet League Two

Saturday January 4th 2019

Attendance: 2,082

Crawley: Glenn Morris; Josh Dacres-Cogley, Jordan Tunnicliffe, Thomas Dallison-Lisbon, Josh Doherty; Panutche Camara, Dannie Bulman (c), Nathan Ferguson (Tallyn Allarakhia 68'), Bez Lubala (Jamie Sendles-White 80'), Ollie Palmer, Ashley Nadesan (Mason Enigbokan-Bloomfield 79'). Subs (not used): Ngemba Michael Luyambula (GK), Ashley Nathaniel-George, David Sesay. 

Tickets for tomorrow’s clash are still on sale and can be purchased from the ticket office at the Utilita Energy Stadium or by CLICKING HERE.


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