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Preview: Bradford City (A)

3 November 2015

Seasiders Head To Yorkshire

Fixture| Bradford City vs Blackpool
Date| 3 November 2015
Venue| Coral Windows Stadium

Looking to get back on track after their impressive October ended on a disappointing note on Saturday, Blackpool will aim to begin November with a positive result at Bradford City.

Neil McDonald’s side were unbeaten in their previous six matches prior to Saturday’s defeat at Bury, but they’re back on the road with an opportunity to make amends through Tuesday’s game in hand.

A fixture which was initially scheduled for October, Bradford have built some momentum since then, and will prove a tough test for Pool.

The Opposition
After a slow start to the campaign, City are now picking up speed in their charge up the table and can move to within three points of the play-offs with victory over The Seasiders. 

A hard-earned draw with Millwall on Saturday was their latest positive result, having claimed victories over Rochdale, Doncaster Rovers and Bury earlier in the month.

Home form is an area Phil Parkinson will be hoping to improve however, with The Bantams winning just two of their opening seven league games at Valley Parade.

Former Seasiders Tony McMahon and Billy Clarke now don Bradford colours and could feature on Tuesday, but Steven Davies will miss out due to a knee injury. 

Team News
Lloyd Jones aside, McDonald has a fully-fit squad to select from in West Yorkshire, with Martin Paterson returning from injury to feature as a substitute at Gigg Lane. 

As previously mentioned, Davies will miss out for Bradford City, while Billy Knott is struggling to overcome a knee injury. 

Josh Morris could feature in the 18, but Paul Anderson and Filipe Morais remain long-term absentees. 

Pre-Match Talk
McDonald: “"We've got to lick our wounds, we've got to come in and show a little bit more focus from set-plays and shots from 35-yards, and then we've got to play our football and create chances. If we can put both of them together then we've got a good chance of taking points at Bradford."

Parkinson: “We are expecting this game (vs Blackpool) to be another tough test for us. It will be our third game on the trot against the sides who came down from the Championship last season. They will be ready to fight for every ball after their defeat to Bury, and we have to be ready for that.”

Tangerine PlayerHD will be providing full 90 minute commentary from the match, while the Blackpool FC Twitter feed will be providing live updates for the entirety. 

Reaction will be available on the official website post-match, as well as on YouTube, PlayerHD and social media.  

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