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PREVIEW: TOWN V BRADFORD CITY

25 November 2016

Town will be looking to build on their 1-1 draw away at Southend United in midweek when they host Bradford City at The County Ground in the Sky Bet League One on Saturday (3pm Kick-Off).


Jon Obika scored in the second-half and Lawrence Vigouroux produced a string of fine saves at Roots Hall to secure a share of the spoils for the Reds after Will Atkinson had fired the Shrimpers into the lead.


Bradford were also in action on Tuesday and they recorded a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Northampton Town courtesy of a James Hanson goal.


The last meeting between these two teams saw the Bantams run out 1-0 victors at Valley Parade in April 2016, while a Nathan Byrne hat-trick inspired Town to a resounding 4-1 win on the opening day of the 2015/16 campaign.


STAT ATTACK:


Town and Bradford have locked horns on 36 occasions with the Reds just edging the head-to-head record with 14 wins to their name compared to City’s 10.


FULL RECORD V BRADFORD CITY:


P36 W14 D12 L10 F55 A47


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FORM GUIDE (LAST SIX GAMES IN ALL COMPETITIONS):


TOWN - DDWLLD


BRADFORD CITY - WLLWLW


TOP SCORERS:


TOWN - Jon Obika/Nathan Delfouneso/Michael Doughty (3)


BRADFORD CITY - Billy Clarke (6)


TEAM NEWS:


TOWN - The Reds will assess the fitness of midfielders Michael Doughty and Yaser Kasim prior to tomorrow’s game, although Conor Thomas will miss out through suspension after picking up his fifth booking of the season during Town’s 1-1 draw away at Southend United on Tuesday.


Tomorrow’s game will also come too soon for Nathan Thompson, Brad Barry and Jordan Stewart, although James Brophy could well feature.


BRADFORD CITY - The Bantams are sweating over the fitness of top goalscorer Billy Clarke (calf) and midfielder Timothee Dieng (knee), although Tony McMahon could feature after stepping up his return from injury in midweek.


A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS:


Luke Williams, Swindon Town Head Coach: “The mood this week has been very good, everyone is focused and looking forward to Bradford.


“Bradford will still be direct and they will cause the most amount of problems doing that.


“It would be fantastic to go into next week’s break with three points.”


Nathaniel Knight-Percival, Bradford City Defender: “We just have to keep concentrating and taking things one game at a time because you can’t get too ahead of yourself.


“It’s a very long old season and there are still six months of the campaign to go.


“We just have to take it one game at a time and see where we go from there, but it’s looking good and all the lads are really enjoying playing for the gaffer.”


OFFICIALS:


Referee - Graham Horwood


Assistants - Sian Massey-Ellis & Marvyn Amphlett


Fourth Official - Nigel Lugg


PLAYED FOR BOTH:


Wayne Allison, Stephen Darby, Gareth Edds, Chris Kamara, Jimmy Quinn, Alan Sheehan, Peter Thorne, Ashley Westwood, Mark Yeates, Moses Ashikodi, Raffaele De Vita, Paul Evans, Lee Holmes, Gareth Whalley, Alan Connell, Peter Downsborough, Stan Harland, Nicky Summerbee.


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