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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: BARROW v CITY

30 October 2020

The Bantams return to Sky Bet League Two action this weekend, with a 3.00pm trip to newly-promoted Barrow - at the Progression Solicitors Stadium.

Stuart McCall’s men will be hoping to bounce back after two successive defeats, despite a promising second-half performance against Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday.

In their first season in the EFL in almost 50 years, Barrow picked up their first win of the season on Tuesday, triumphing 4-2 at Mansfield Town. 

We have compiled a Big Match Preview full of everything you need to know ahead of the encounter. 

HOW TO WATCH

Supporters will be able to catch every minute of the game LIVE by purchasing a video iFollow match pass. 

The pass - available for £10 - will ensure supporters do not miss a minute of the action, with build-up beginning from 2.00pm. 

For a step-by-step guide on how to purchase an iFollow video match pass for the fixture, please CLICK HERE

To purchase an iFollow video match pass, please CLICK HERE

PLEASE NOTE: iFollow video match passes for away Sky Bet League Two fixtures are not included with a 'City For All' 2020/21 season ticket. 

TEAM NEWS

The Bantams could be boosted by the return of both Gareth Evans and Levi Sutton for this weekend’s encounter - with the duo returning to full training this week.

Lee Novak and Zeli Ismail remain unavailable through injury, though Reece Staunton is fully fit and back in contention for a starting place.

WHAT THE MANAGERS SAID

Kenny Black (assistant manager): "Barrow are another one of many dangerous opponents who we will face in Sky Bet League Two.

"They are coming off the back of their first victory on Tuesday, so it will be a difficult game.

"The players they have can hurt you and we cannot afford to underestimate them or fail to show them the respect they deserve, which we will not."

PREVIOUS MEETING

The two sides both met last on April 8th 1970 in Division Three, where the game ended 3-3 at Valley Parade.

City have won both of their last two league visits to Barrow by a 1-0 scoreline - in March 1967 and December 1969.

MATCH OFFICIALS

Benjamin Speedie has taken charge of seven matches so far this season, handing out 13 yellow cards and one red. 

This is the official's first season in the EFL, having taken charge of three Barrow encounters in the National League last season. 

He will be flanked by Richard Bartlett and Chris Isherwood, with Conor Brown in as fourth official. 

BACK THE BANTAMS - WITH SKY BET

Supporters can back the Bantams for victory with Sky Bet. 

City to win at both teams to score is available at 11/2, with Bryce Hosannah to score any time available at 25/1.

Fans can place their bets by CLICKING HERE

PLEASE NOTE: All odds are subject to change. Please gamble responsibly.

KIT COLOURS

The Bantams will wear their claret and amber home strip tomorrow, with the hosts in their traditional blue and white colours.

Barrow: Blue and White / Blue / Blue and White

City: Claret and Amber / Black / Black


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