Check out our game preview as the Bantams play Forest Green for the first time in their history.

Kick-off: Saturday, August 24 (3pm)

Venue: Valley Parade

Possible line-ups


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 Danny Devine

LM Connor Wood

F James Vaughan

LW Clayton Donaldson

SUBSTITUTES: Gibson, Patrick, P O'Connor, Anderson, Cooke, Akpan, Hornby.

Team news: Adam Henley is out with a groin injury but Callum Cooke is likely to be included.

League position: Second

Leading scorer: James Vaughan, 2

Last four matches: Stevenage (a) W1-0, Oldham (h) W3-0, Preston (h) L0-4, Grimsby (a) D1-1.


GK Joseph Wollacott

RCH Udoka Godwin-Malife

CH Matt Mills

LCH Nathan McGinley

RM Dominic Bernard

CM Ebou Adams

CM James Morton

LM Joseph Mills

AM Carl Winchester

F Junior Mondal

F Aaron Collins

SUBSTITUTES: Stevens, Allen, Dawson, Grubb, Kitching, Rawson, Thomas.

Team news: Mark Cooper is expected to stick with the side beaten for the first time on Tuesday.

League position: Eighth

Last four matches: Port Vale (a) L1-2, Grimsby (h) W1-0, Charlton (a) D0-0, Walsall (a) D1-1.

Leading scorer: Joseph Mills, 2.

One to watch: Forest Green have struggled for goals so far but Joseph Mills is a threat.

Referee: Andy Haines was in the middle for the final game of Michael Collins' short reign against Fleetwood a year ago.

Odds: City evens, Forest Green 7/2; draw 14/5.

Last time sides met: The two teams have never met before.