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PREVIEW: Bradford City V Town

17 March 2017

Town will be doing everything they can to give their survival hopes a boost when they make the trip to Bradford City on Saturday.


Swindon take on the promotion hopefuls at Valley Parade tomorrow (3pm Kick-Off) knowing that a win is much needed as they bid to beat the drop.


Luke Williams’ side will also be hoping to shrug off the disappointment of midweek too having lost 4-2 to Sheffield United at SN1, despite overturning a two-goal deficit.


Bradford, on the other hand, were held to a 1-1 draw by Charlton away from home on Tuesday evening.


STAT ATTACK:


Town and Bradford have locked horns on 37 occasions in all competitions and the Reds are able to boast the better head-to-head record with 15 wins to their name, compared to The Bantams’ 10.


FULL RECORD V BRADFORD CITY:


P37 W15 D12 L10 F56 A47


TICKET NEWS:


Tickets for tomorrow’s game are now OFF advance sale but they will be available to purchase at the ground tomorrow, with adult prices increasing by £5 to £25 on the day.


TICKET PRICES:


£25Adult -

£15Over 60 -

£15Student -

£10Under 16 -

£5Under 11 -

Age Related PricesDisabled - 

FOCHelper - 


FORM GUIDE (LAST SIX GAMES IN ALL COMPETITIONS):


BRADFORD CITY - DWDWWD


TOWN - DWWLLL


TOP SCORERS:


BRADFORD CITY - Jordy Hiwula (12)


TOWN - Luke Norris (6)


TEAM NEWS:


BRADFORD CITY - On-loan Newcastle United winger Alex Gilliead looks set to miss out tomorrow with a hamstring tear, but Alex Jones (dead leg) and Nicky Law (knee) could both return to action against Town.


TOWN - Brad Barry is available again after completing his one-match suspension while the Reds haven’t got any fresh injury concerns.


Lawrence Vigouroux, James Brophy, Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill and Jordan Stewart, who were all dropped in midweek, are available for selection again.


Jamie Sendles-White remains the club’s only long-term injury absentee.


A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS:


Stuart McCall, Bradford City Manager: “They scored a good free-kick against us (in November) and we missed some big chances. It was a game we should have taken more from and it’s our fault that we didn’t.


“We weren’t unlucky. We created a lot of good chances and just failed to take them.


“Swindon are battling desperately at the bottom. We know they get goals but we’ll focus on ourselves and putting in another good performance.”


Luke Williams, Swindon Town Head Coach: “We need to win to make the fans happy. We need to show them that we are trying and we need to give them some hope to hold on to.


“Bradford aren’t overly going to be worried about us and they will come and attack us. But we need points more than they do.


“We need to attack tomorrow as well so I expect it to be end-to-end and it will be a battle of wills.


“Bradford will be very aggressive but they can really pass the ball well in the middle of the pitch and they can dominate you.”


OFFICIALS:


Referee - Sebastian Stockbridge


Assistants - Natalie Aspinall & Graeme Fyvie


Fourth Official - Will Finnie


PLAYED FOR BOTH:


Stephen Darby, Gareth Edds, Billy Paynter, Gareth Whalley, Raffaele De Vita, Lee Holmes, Alan Sheehan, Alan Connell, Wes Thomas, Peter Downsborough, Rhys Evans, Stan Harland, Mark Marshall, Peter Thorne.


FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE:


accounts.Facebook and (@Official_STFC)Town fans will be able to keep up to date with all the action from Valley Parade tomorrow across our Twitter


in the wake of the game.www.swindontownfc.co.ukSTFC Player HD Subscribers will also be able to enjoy uninterrupted commentary of the match whilst there will be a full match report and plenty of reaction on


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