Check out our game preview as the Bantams face Preston in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

Kick-off: Tuesday, August 13 (7.45pm)

Venue: Valley Parade

Possible line-ups


GK Richard O'Donnell

RB Kelvin Mellor

CH Paudie O'Connor

CH Ben Richards-Everton

LB Jackson Longridge

DM Danny Devine

DM Hope Akpan

RM Sean Scannell

AM Shay McCartan

LM Jordan Gibson

F Clayton Donaldson

SUBSTITUTES: Doyle, A O'Connor, Henley, Anderson, Wood, Vaughan, Hornby.

Team news: Gary Bowyer has a few bumps and bruises to consider but says there will be changes.

League position: 17th

Leading scorer: James Vaughan, 1

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


GK Connor Ripley

RB Tom Clarke

CH Jordan Storey

CH Paul Huntington

LB Joe Rafferty

DM Ryan Ledson

DM Tom Bayliss

RM Tom Barkhuizen

AM Josh Harrop

LM Andre Green

F Jayden Stockley

SUBSTITUTES: Davies, O’Reilly, Johnson, Moult, Bodin, Potts, Rudd.

Team news: Alex Neil is likely to make mass changes to his starting line-up - and could switch all 11 from Saturday.

League position: 10th in Championship.

Last four matches: Wigan (h) W3-0, Millwall (a) L0-1, Brentford (a) L0-3, Sheffield Wednesday (h) D3-3.

Leading scorer: Paul Gallagher, Sean Maguire, Louis Moult, 1.

One to watch: Tom Barkhuizen's pace has always been a threat since his time with Morecambe, Blackpool and Fleetwood.

Referee: Manchester official Matt Donohue was in charge of Gary Bowyer's first game in charge when City beat Peterborough 3-1.

Odds: City 14/5, Preston 21/20; draw 14/5.

Last time sides met: Chris Routis was sent off as Preston won 3-0 at Valley Parade on Easter Monday in 2015.

Ticket prices: Adults - £15, concessions - £10, juniors - £5. It's pay on the gate with City fans in the JCT600 Stand.