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Preview: Bradford City (H)

26 April 2019

The Iron will be looking to bounce back with a win on Saturday against Bradford City in the last home game of the season at Glanford Park (3pm kick-off).

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26 April 2019

Caretaker manager Andy Dawson's side drew 0-0 with Blackpool at Glanford Park on Good Friday, but a 4-0 defeat to Charlton Athletic at the Valley on Easter Monday means we're now 22nd in the League One table and need points to climb out of the relegation zone with two games remaining.

Meanwhile, Bradford's fate in the division has already been confirmed, as they were relegated following a 2-0 defeat to Coventry City on Friday, meaning they will be playing in League Two next season. 

However, they will be hoping to end this campaign on a high, as they look to build momentum going into the 2019-20 season. They drew 1-1 with Gillingham at Valley Parade on Monday.

TEAM NEWS...

Left-back Tom Pearce has recovered from the hip flexor injury picked up against Blackpool last week.

Right-back Tony McMahon will continue to miss out with a hamstring injury picked up at Shrewsbury three weeks ago.

Jordan Clarke (knee) is back on the training pitch but won't return to action until pre-season.

Elsewhere, Ryan Colclough (knee) is out for the remainder of the season. Rory Watson (arm) is back on the training pitch too but is working towards a return at the start of pre-season in his recovery.

PAST MEETINGS...

The Iron have a relatively good record against the Bantams of late, and have only lost once in the last five matches against them. 

That only defeat came in the reverse fixture at Valley Parade back in December, as Bradford won 2-0. Jack Payne and Eoin Doyle were the scorers for the Bantams that day, but the Iron will be hoping they can stop them from doing the league double on Saturday. 

The last match at Glanford Park ended all square, in a 1-1 draw in May 2018. The Iron came back from a goal behind to snatch a point, as Matt Kilgallon briefly put Bradford ahead in 56th minute, before Conor Townsend leveled the scoreline just three minutes later. 

SEASON/DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2018-19 - Sat 22 Dec LG 1 Bradford 2-0 Iron  
2017-18 - Sat 5 May LG 1 Iron 1-1 Bradford Townsend
2017-18 - Tue 21 Nov LG 1 Bradford 1-2 Iron Burgess, Adelakun
2016-17 - Sat 26 Mar LG 1 Iron 3-2 Bradford Toney 2, Crooks
2016-17 - Mon 26 Dec LG 1 Bradford 0-0 Iron  
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: 

  P W D L F A
Home 26 15  6 39  24 
Away 28  6 10 12  28  46 
TOTAL 54  21  16  17  67 70 

ONE TO WATCH...

Despite it being a tough campaign for the Bantams, on-loan attacking midfielder Jack Payne has been in good form throughout the season and has definitely been a bright spark in Gary Bowyer's side. 

The Huddersfield loanee has scored nine goals and assisted a further five in all competitions, and he will be looking to end the campaign strongly before heading back to the Terriers. 

Payne started his career with fellow League One side Southend United in 2013, after rising through the ranks in the academy at Roots Hall. 

He made his professional debut for the Shrimpers in a 1-0 defeat against Yeovil that year and after an impresssive debut season, he was later voted Southend's player of the season in 2015/16.

His performances here then caught the attention of Huddersfield, who signed the midfielder on a three-year deal in the summer of 2016. He has played 23 times for the Terriers so far, but has been loaned out on three separate spells, including one this season at West Yorkshire rivals Bradford. 

ELSEWHERE IN LEAGUE ONE...

SATURDAY
Accrington Stanley vs Plymouth Argyle
AFC Wimbledon vs Wycombe Wanderers
Barnsley vs Blackpool
Burton Albion vs Luton Town
Fleetwood Town vs Bristol Rovers
Gillingham vs Charlton Athletic
Oxford United vs Doncaster Rovers
Rochdale vs Southend United
Sunderland vs Portsmouth
Walsall vs Peterborough

SUNDAY
Coventry City vs Shrewsbury Town 

TUESDAY
Fleetwood Town vs Sunderland
Portsmouth vs Peterborough United


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