Check out our game preview as the Bantams face Grimsby in their first away game of the season.

Kick-off: Saturday, August 10 (1pm)

Venue: Blundell Park

Possible line-ups


GK James McKeown

RB Elliott Hewitt

CH Ludvig Ohman

CH Harry Davis

LB Luke Hendrie

RM Jake Hessenthaler

CM Harry Clifton

LM Elliott Whitehouse

RF Matt Green

CF James Hanson

LF Ahkeem Rose

SUBSTITUTES: Wright, Ogbu, Cook, Vernam, Ring, Pollock, Russell.

Team news: Newcastle loanee Liam Gibson and Harry Cardwell are not expected to be fit so Grimsby are likely to be unchanged.

League position: 2nd.

Last four matches: Morecambe (a) W2-0, Crewe (h) W2-0, Notts County (a) L1-2, Carlisle (h) W1-0.

Leading scorer: Elliott Whitehouse, Max Wright, 1.

One to watch: City know all about James Hanson and he has settled in quickly with his latest club.


GK Richard O'Donnell

RB Kelvin Mellor

CH Anthony O'Connor

CH Ben Richards-Everton

LB Jackson Longridge

RM Sean Scannell

CM Matt Palmer

CM Jermaine Anderson

LM Jordan Gibson

F James Vaughan

F Clayton Donaldson

SUBSTITUTES: Doyle, P O'Connor, Henley, Devine, Wood, Colville, Hornby.

Team news: Paudie O'Connor is back in the squad after recovering from the soreness he suffered in pre-season.

League position: 14th

Leading scorer: None

Last four matches: Cambridge (h) D0-0, Wimbledon (h) D0-0, Scunthorpe (a) W3-2, Gillingham (h) D1-1.

Referee: Ben Toner last took charge of City when they crushed Walsall 4-0 in December.

Odds: Grimsby 12/5, City 13/10; draw 5/2.

Last time sides met: Wayne Jacobs was in caretaker charge for a goalless draw at Valley Parade in February 2010.