Next up on Bradford City’s pre-season schedule is the short trip up Kings Road to face Eccleshill United at the Mitton Group Stadium at 7.30pm this evening.

It will be a more low-key affair following Sunday’s charity game against the European Champions Liverpool.

The emotional fixture, in aid of the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation, saw the Bantams make a good account of themselves in a 3-1 defeat against a Reds outfit boasting talents including James Milner, Divock Origi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Although Eccleshill may not be as decorated as the six-time European Champions, the clash will still give City boss Gary Bowyer a chance to turn to academy players and trialists who will be keen to impress ahead of the new campaign.

City played against Brighouse Town last week under similar circumstances with trialist Myles Hippolyte bagging himself two goals - along with strong performances from Nortei Nortey, Luke Wall and Chay Tilt.

Tickets for tonight’s game will be available on the gate at a modest £5 for adults and £3 for concessions - Eccleshill are hoping to raise as many funds as possible from the local clash ahead of their new season.

Eccleshill ply their trade in the North East Counties League Premier Division and the United squad features former Bantams striker Kesi Omolokun as well as goalkeeper Jack Bentley.

They are managed by former Bantams academy coach Lee Elam, who took over from Sean Regan after last season ended.