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Preview: Bradford City (A)

30 April 2021

The Iron play their final away game of the season on Saturday, when they make the trip to take on Bradford City (3pm kick-off).

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SCENE-SETTER...

United enter the match at the Utilita Energy Stadium looking to arrest a run of five straight defeats and to get a victory which would mathematically clinch League Two survival with two games still to go.

A draw would also see the Iron retain their EFL status for 2021-22, while anything other than a win for Southend United, coupled with defeat against Bradford, would also see Scunthorpe remain in Sky Bet League Two next season.

Three points for United could climb them as high as 20th in the division, above Barrow and Colchester United.

TEAM NEWS...

Ryan Loft and John McAtee both look set to miss out through a non-Covid related illness.

Jordan Clarke looks set to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury picked up at Forest Green a fortnight ago, which forced him to withdraw after 20 minutes.

Harrison McGahey returned to the starting XI at Forest Green and missed out against Mansfield, Walsall and Newport through a quad issue, which will continue to be assessed.

Left-back Junior Brown is out with a hamstring injury that forced him off against Bradford and attacker Jordan Hallam is out with the hamstring problem which he suffered against Oldham in March. Elsewhere, Olufela Olomola's season looks to be over after he suffered a medial ligament injury.

Striker Aaron Jarvis (hamstring) is set to miss the rest of the season, while midfielder George Hornshaw and goalkeeper Adam Kelsey are both expected to be out for the remainder of the campaign too following ankle surgery.

THE OPPOSITION...

Bradford City come into the fixture in 14th position following a stoppage time defeat in midweek against Salford City.

The Bantams also arrive into it having also lost their last five games, with their last victory coming against 10-man Grimsby Town on April 10th.

The side, managed jointly by Conor Sellars and Mark Truman, had pulled themselves clear of danger in the games that preceded their current run of form, including impressive wins against Forest Green Rovers and Cheltenham Town.

Goalkeeper Connor Wood has played their most minutes this season (3,960) in 44 appearances. Elliot Watt also has 44 league appearances to his name, although two of those came off the bench.

Andy Cook is their top goalscorer with eight goals, while former United forward Lee Novak has six, despite spending a sizeable chunk of the campaign on the sidelines through injury.

Another former Iron, Levi Sutton, has made 32 league appearances (28 starts) in his debut campaign for the Bantams, providing two goals and three assists. He also has six cautions to his name and one red card.

PAST MEETINGS...

The two sides last met at the start of February in a twice-rearranged fixture which first saw the game called off, before the later date was abandoned.

Eventually played in March, Abo Eisa and Devarn Green netted in a 2-0 win for the Iron, which was incidentally the side's last victory.

Both meetings last season ended in draws, with the away fixture seeing Alex Gilliead and John McAtee netting in the 2-2 draw.

SEASON/DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2020-21 - Tue 9 Feb LG 2 Iron 2-0 Bradford Eisa, Green
2019-20 - Sat 18 Jan LG 2 Bradford 2-2 Iron Gilliead, McAtee
2019-20 - Sat 28 Sep LG 2 Iron 1-1 Bradford Ward
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 29 16  7 44  28 
Away 29  6 11 12  30  48 
TOTAL 58  22  18  18  74 75 

ELSEWHERE IN SKY BET LEAGUE TWO...

Barrow v Southend United (3pm)
Bolton Wanderers v Exeter City (3pm)
Colchester United v Salford City (3pm)
Forest Green Rovers v Tranmere Rovers (3pm)
Grimsby Town v Port Vale (3pm)
Leyton Orient v Carlisle United (3pm)
Mansfield Town v Oldham Athletic (3pm)
Newport County v Cheltenham Town (3pm)
Stevenage v Crawley Town (3pm)
Walsall v Morecambe (3pm)


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