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Preview: Bradford City (H)

27 September 2019

The Iron return to league action on Saturday as they host Bradford City at the Sands Venue Stadium (kick-off 3pm).

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28 September 2019

SCENE-SETTER

The Iron head into the weekend’s action on the back of a 1-1 draw with Leicester City Under-21s in the Leasing.com Trophy (which saw a number of players feature after periods out with injury) and a narrow 1-0 defeat to Walsall last Saturday in the league.

The visitors Bradford City have enjoyed a positive start to their league campaign, following relegation from Sky Bet League Two. The Bantams sit in sixth place, with a points haul of 17 from 10 matches played. The West Yorkshire club were also in Leasing.com Trophy action on Tuesday, narrowly losing out to Manchester City Under-21s.

A win for the Iron would see Paul Hurst’s men draw further away from the drop zone, which Stevenage currently occupy.

TEAM NEWS

Paul Hurst said a decision would be made after training on Friday on whether Jamie Ward is ready to start a game, after the free agent striker signed on Wednesday following a spell on trial with the club.

Andy Butler made his return from injury on Tuesday, and picked up a late knock but should be okay for the weekend. Elsewhere, Kgosi Ntlhe, Levi Sutton and Jacob Bedeau came through their first 90 minutes in a while well. Andy Dales is also fine after coming on as a late substitute in that game.

Ryan Colclough will be assessed ahead of the game, as he has a little swelling on his knee after coming through his first two sets of 90 minutes since last year earlier this week.

Yann Songo'o and Junior Brown picked up knocks at Walsall but have recovered and returned to training.

The game will probably be too soon for Jamie Proctor (calf) and Lee Novak (ankle), while Jordan Hallam (ankle) remains absent.

OPPOSITION VIEW

Bantams manager Gary Bowyer said: "Everyone is surprised where Scunthorpe currently find themselves. I say currently because they have a good squad and a great manager, in Paul Hurst. He has a re-building job on his hands. Paul's set about that but the new players need time to gel."

PAST MEETINGS

The Iron suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Bantams last time out, with Kyle Wootton and Lee Novak grabbing the goals for United.

The Iron’s last victory against Bradford City came in November 2017, coming from behind to win 2-1, with goals from Cameron Burgess and Hakeeb Adelakun.

SEASON/DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2018-19 - Sat 27 Apr LG 1 Iron 2-3 Bradford Wootton, Novak
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 27 15  6 41  27 
Away 28  6 10 12  28  46 
TOTAL 55  21  16  18  69 73 

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