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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: SALFORD v CITY

6 March 2020

The Bantams make their first-ever trip to the Peninsula Stadium tomorrow, travelling to face Salford City. 

Stuart McCall's men will be looking to record back-to-back victories, after last week's confidence-boosting triumph over high-flying Plymouth Argyle. 

The Ammies will be hoping to mount a late play-off push, currently sitting one place and seven points behind. 

Graham Alexander's men occupy 10th position in Sky Bet League Two - in their first season in the EFL. 

We have compiled a Big Match Preview full of in-depth pre-match analysis - ahead of the encounter. 

TEAM NEWS

City: Stuart McCall could again have a selection headache after several encouraging performances in a midweek behind-closed-doors friendly at Blackburn Rovers. 

Goal-scorers Jordan Gibson (2) and Glenn Middleton could be pushing for minutes, while Jamie Devitt and Zeli Ismail could be in contention. 

Callum Cooke may start, having returned from injury against Plymouth, and Kelvin Mellor, Shay McCartan and Dylan Connolly will be looking to keep their starting places. 

Salford: 

WHAT THE MANAGERS SAID

Stuart McCall: 

Graham Alexander: 

LAST TIME OUT

City's first-ever meeting with Salford came four days before Christmas, in this season's return fixture. 

Harry Pritchard's opener was cancelled out by Adam Rooney late on, as both sides battled to a 1-1 draw. 

Bradford City 1 (Harry Pritchard 53')

Salford City 1 (Adam Rooney 79')

Sky Bet League Two

Saturday December 21st 2019

Attendance: 14,612 (418 visitors)

Referee: Carl Boyeson (East Yorkshire)

City: Richard O'Donnell; Kelvin Mellor, Anthony O'Connor, Paudie O'Connor, Ben Richards-Everton; Harry Pritchard, Callum Cooke, Jake Reeves (c), Connor Wood; Aramide Oteh, Dylan Connolly (Shay McCartan 77'). Subs (not used): George Sykes-Kenworthy (GK), Tyler French, Matt Palmer, Chris Taylor, Jermaine Anderson, Zeli Ismail. 

Salford: Chris Neal; Oscar Threlkeld, Liam Hogan (c), Cameron Burgess, Ibou Touray; Jake Jervis, Richie Towell, Lois Maynard (Joey Jones 61'), Craig Conway; Brandon Asante, Luke Armstrong (Adam Rooney 46'). Subs (not used): Kyle Letheren (GK), Carl Piergianni, Daniel Whitehead, Danny Lloyd. 

MATCH OFFICIALS
 
Martin Coy has taken charge of 26 matches so far this season, dishing out 77 yellow cards and four reds. 
 
The official oversaw City's Leasing.com Trophy trip to Bolton Wanderers in September, before covering Salford's 1-0 New Year's Day defeat at Grimsby Town. 
 
Coy will be flanked by Conor Brown and Paul Newhouse, with David Hunt appointed fourth official. 
 
MATCH COVERAGE

Supporters unable to make it to the Peninsula Stadium 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.

The hosts are currently 19/20 favourites for victory, with four of the Ammies' players 9/2 favourites 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 back in their 'Vibrant Orange' third strip for their trip to Lancashire, with the hosts in their home colours of red and white. 

City: Vibrant Orange with Black Detail / Vibrant Orange with Black Detail / Vibrant Orange with Black Detail

Salford: Red / White / White


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