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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: BRADFORD CITY v IRON

23 December 2016

First travel to fourth in Sky Bet League One when the Iron take on Bradford City at the Northern Commercials Stadium on Boxing Day.

Graham Alexander’s men go into the festive fixture in good spirits after comprehensively beating Millwall 3-0 at Glanford Park last time out.

The Bantams themselves though will be aiming for three points to boost their own promotion push.



Alexander has revealed full-back Conor Townsend will be out of action for at least a month with a groin injury.

Townsend missed last week's game against Millwall with the problem and, following a visit to a specialist, it's been revealed he will be out of action until at least the end of January.

As for David Mirfin, the United boss expects the defender to be back around mid-January, as he steps up his recovery from a foot injury.



Scunthorpe were edged out 1-0 by Saturday’s opponents the last time they met, back in April of this year.

The away side had chances in the opening period, with both Paddy Madden and Hakeeb Adelakun going close.

However, substitute Steven Davies sealed the victory for Bradford, as he finished from close range after being on the field for a matter of moments.



SEASON/DATE
COMPETITION
RESULT
IRON SCORERS
2015-16 - Sat 2 Apr
LG 1
Bradford 1-0 Iron

2015-16 - Sat 21 Nov
LG 1
Iron 0-2 Bradford

2014-15 - Tue 21 Apr
LG 1
Iron 1-1 Bradford
McSheffrey
2014-15 - Sat 20 Dec
LG 1
Bradford 1-1 Iron
Adelakun
2006-07 - Sat 31 Mar
LG 1
Iron 2-0 Bradford
Sharp, Beckford
2006-07 - Sat 21 Oct
LG 1
Bradford 0-1 Iron
Sharp
2006-07 - Tue 17 Oct
FLT R1
Bradford 1-2 Iron
Foy, Goodwin
2005-06 - Sat 1 Apr
LG 1
Bradford 4-2 Iron
Beagrie, Hinds
2005-06 - Sat 31 Dec
LG 1
Iron 0-0 Bradford

1994-95 - Tue 22 Nov
FAC R1 R
Iron 3-2 Bradford
Carmichael, Alexander, Thompstone
1994-95 - Sat 12 Nov
FAC R1
Bradford 1-1 Iron
Hope
1988-89 - Tue 22 Nov
LG CUP R3 R
Iron 0-1 Bradford

1988-89 - Wed 2 Nov
LG CUP R3
Bradford 1-1 Iron
Daws
1983-84 - Sat 17 Mar
DIV 3
Iron 2-1 Bradford
Cammack, Matthews
1983-84 - Sat 8 Oct
DIV 3
Bradford 2-2 Iron
Leman, Lester
1981-82 - Sun 14 Feb
DIV 4
Bradford 0-0 Iron

1981-82 - Sat 3 Oct
DIV 4
Iron 1-3 Bradford
Grimes
1980-81 - Sat 31 Jan
DIV 4
Iron 1-0 Bradford
Cammack
1980-81 - Sat 23 Aug
DIV 4
Bradford 0-0 Iron

1979-80 - Sat 9 Feb
DIV 4
Iron 3-3 Bradford
Pilling, Partridge 2
1979-80 - Sat 22 Sep
DIV 4
Bradford 2-0 Iron

1978-79 - Sat 3 Mar
DIV 4
Bradford 1-1 Iron
Pilling
1978-79 - Sat 21 Oct
DIV 4
Iron 3-2 Bradford
Couch, Kilmore 2
1976-77 - Wed 4 May
DIV 4
Bradford 4-0 Iron

1976-77 - Sat 8 Jan
DIV 4
Iron 2-1 Bradford
Wiggington, Keeley
1975-76 - Sat 17 Apr
DIV 4
Iron 2-0 Bradford
Green, O'Connor
1975-76 - Fri 26 Dec
DIV 4
Bradford 0-0 Iron

1974-75 - Sat 1 Mar
DIV 4
Iron 1-2 Bradford
Charnley
1974-75 - Sat 31 Aug
DIV 4
Bradford 3-0 Iron

1973-74 - Wed 3 Oct
DIV 4
Bradford 2-1 Iron
Podd (og)
1973-74 - Tue 18 Sep
DIV 4
Iron 2-1 Bradford
Pilling, Fletcher
1968-69 - Sat 29 Mar
DIV 4
Bradford 3-0 Iron

1968-69 - Fri 6 Sep
DIV 4
Iron 1-0 Bradford
Deere
1957-58 - Thu 24 Apr
DIV 3 (N)
Bradford 2-3 Iron
Minton 2, Davis
1957-58 - Sat 28 Sep
DIV 3 (N)Iron 0-2 Bradford

1956-57 - Sat 9 Mar
DIV 3 (N)Bradford 3-1 Iron
Waldock
1956-57 - Sat 27 Oct
DIV 3 (N)Iron 1-1 Bradford
Brown
1955-56 - Tue 27 Dec
DIV 3 (N)
Iron 2-0 Bradford
Haigh, McGill
1955-56 - Mon 26 Dec
DIV 3 (N)Bradford 4-3 Iron
Gregory 2, Brown
1954-55 - Mon 27 Dec
DIV 3 (N)Iron 1-0 Bradford
Brown
1954-55 - Sat 25 Dec
DIV 3 (N)Bradford 2-4 Iron
Brown 2, Gregory, Mosby
1953-54 - Sat 27 Mar
DIV 3 (N)Iron 2-1 Bradford
Haigh, Mosby
1953-54 - Sat 7 Nov
DIV 3 (N)Bradford 1-3 Iron
Jones, Whitfield, Brownsword
1952-53 - Sat 17 Jan
DIV 3 (N)Iron 4-0 Bradford
Haigh 2, Whitfield, Daley
1952-53 - Sat 6 Sep
DIV 3 (N)Bradford 0-0 Iron

1951-52 - Wed 26 Mar
DIV 3 (N)Bradford 1-0 Iron

1951-52 - Sat 18 Aug
DIV 3 (N)Iron 1-0 Bradford
Cumner
1950-51 - Wed 18 Apr
DIV 3 (N)Iron 0-0 Bradford

1950-51 - Sat 14 Apr
DIV 3 (N)Bradford 2-0 Iron


Our full record against Bradford City is as follows:


PW
D
L
F
A
Home
24
14
5
5
35
23
Away
25
5
9
11
26
41
TOTAL
49
19
14
16
61
64



Billy Clarke is the club’s top scorer this season with six goals, all in Sky Bet League One.

The Irishman found the net in his most recent outing, as he struck in a comfortable 4-0 victory over Rochdale.

Besides last weekend’s goal, Clarke has also scored in matches against MK Dons, Oldham Athletic, Fleetwood Town, Chesterfield and Sheffield United.



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