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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: BRADFORD CITY v LINCOLN CITY

14 September 2020

The Bantams return to the Utilita Energy Stadium tomorrow evening with a 7.00pm visit of Sky Bet League One outfit Lincoln City - in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

City began their 2020/21 competitive campaign with a 2-1 victory over Bolton Wanderers in the opening round of the competition.

The winner of tomorrow evening’s encounter will enjoy a home tie against Premier League champions Liverpool.

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

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 6.00pm. 

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. 

TEAM NEWS

Stuart McCall has an almost fully-fit squad to choose from for the Carabao Cup second-round clash.

Young midfielder Connor Shanks remains a doubt after picking up a knock against Doncaster Rovers in the EFL Trophy.

Levi Sutton remains unavailable for selection due to a suspension carrying over from the 2019/20 season.

WHAT THE MANAGERS SAID

Stuart McCall: “We are looking forward to Tuesday’s game against a really strong Lincoln City side.

"We will make a few changes to the team and freshen it up a little bit.”

Michael Appleton: “They have an experienced manager and they are a side people fancy to do well in League Two. It will be a tough game.

“If we go into the game with slightly less than we did on Saturday, then we will lose the game but it is a game that is winnable and, if you win these games, it creates momentum.

“We will look back at Saturday’s game and go from there. Bradford will be very competitive. They are a club which has done very well. They are a good footballing side, but we want to win the game and I know that is possible.”

LAST TIME OUT

The Imps secured a 2-1 victory over the Bantams in front of 10,543 supporters at the Utilita Energy Stadium in 2011.

Bradford City 1 (James Hanson 4’)

Lincoln City 2 (Delroy Facey 42’, Gavin McCallum 79’)

Sky Bet League Two

February 1st 2011

Attendance: 10,543

City: McLaughlin; O’Brien, Oliver, Duff, Eckersley; Daley, Worthington, Adeyemi, Syers; Evans, Hanson.

Lincoln: Carson; Hone, Kelly, Hunt, Hoyte; Kanyuka, McCallum, O’Keefe, Howell, Grimes; Facey.

MATCH OFFICIALS

Geoff Eltringham took charge of 31 games last season across all competitions, handing out 101 yellow cards and showing red on 2 occasions.

Eltringham will be assisted by Jonathan Hunt and Richard Wild, with Andrew Miller appointed fourth official.

BACK THE BANTAMS - WITH SKY BET

City supporters can back their team for victory at the weekend with Sky Bet.

Dylan Mottley-Henry to score first is available at 12/1, whilst City to win on penalties is available at 11/2.

Fans can place their bets by CLICKING HERE.

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

KIT COLOURS

The Bantams will once again wear their claret and amber 2020/21 home strip, with the Imps in their traditional red and white colours.

City: Claret and Amber / Black with Claret and Amber Detail / Black with Claret and Amber Detail

Lincoln: Red / White / White


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