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Match Preview: Bradford City (A)

20 October 2015

The Shakers travel to Valley Parade this evening to take on Bradford City in Sky Bet League One, looking for their fifth consecutive win away from home.

Bury travel to Bradford City this evening – Tuesday 20thOctober – in Sky Bet League One, 7.45pm kick-off.


Bury currently have an excellent record away from home, which has seen them go unbeaten in their last 17 trips away from home – with their last defeat on the road being at Burton Albion on the 31stJanuary 2015.


This brilliant away form mixed with having only lost 1 home game this season, sees the Shakers currently sitting fourth in the League after 13 games, which is an excellent start to the campaign for the recently promoted side.


David Flitcroft will be looking for his side to carry this record on when travelling to West Yorkshire this evening, against a Bradford side that have struggled to get going so far this season. 


However, Bury defender Peter Clarke believes they are a big Club in the League and it will be a very tough match, but a good atmosphere. Speaking after the Rochdale clash, he said:


“We go to Bradford, who I’m sure will have a good following. It’s a club full of history and tradition, it’s also a sizeable venue, so it’ll be a tough game, but one we are looking forward to.”


Phil Parkinson’s men are currently sitting 15thin the League, having won 4, drawn 4 and lost 4. Additionally, they have only won one of their last five games at Valley Parade. However, having won their last two League games, they will be fired up to start a run against Bury, which will make for an entertaining fixture.


Bradford City are expected to make changes to their starting XI, with a number of players coming back from illness. Phil Parkinson could recall striker James Hanson, as well as Luke James after they were both rested on Saturday.


David Flitcroft will be buoyed by the return of full-back Chris Hussey, who is available after serving his one match suspension after seeing red against Wigan Athletic.


Peter Clarke is expected to shake off an injury he received to his nose last weekend, and carry on his excellent partnership with Nathan Cameron that has seen the side keep four clean sheets so far this campaign.


Pay on the gate is available for the match, ticket prices are as follows: -


 £25.00Adult

 £15.00Over 60

 £15.00Student

 £10.00Under 16

 £5.00Under 11

  Age related       Middle/Higher rateAmbulant Disabled – carer free

Age relatedWheelchair Disabled – carer free 


If you can’t make the match, we will have live commentary from 7.35pm on Shakers PlayerHD.




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