Check out our game preview as the Bantams head to sixth-placed Crewe on Saturday.

Kick-off: Saturday, August 31 (3pm)

Venue: Gresty Road

Possible line-ups


GK William Jaaskelainen

RB Perry Ng

CH Olly Lancashire

CH Eddie Nolan

LB Nicky Hunt

RM Tom Lowery

CM Ryan Wintle

LM Paul Green

RW Daniel Powell

CF Chris Porter

LW Charlie Kirk

SUBSTITUTES: Anene, Dale, Finney, Ainley, Jones, Adebisi, Richards.

Team news: David Artell made four changes in the Carabao Cup and may revert to the side beaten at Newport.

League position: Sixth

Last four matches: Aston Villa (h) L1-6, Newport (a) L0-1, Crawley (a) W2-1, Walsall (h) W1-0.

Leading scorer: Chris Porter, 2.

One to watch: Norwegian striker Chuma Anene was given a glowing reference by Henning Berg when he signed in the summer.


GK Richard O'Donnell

RB Kelvin Mellor

CH Anthony O'Connor

CH Ben Richards-Everton

LB Connor Wood

RM Matt Palmer

CM Callum Cooke

LM Jamie Devitt

RW Clayton Donaldson

F James Vaughan

LW Jordan Gibson

SUBSTITUTES: Patrick, P O'Connor, Anderson, Akpan, Devine, Longridge, Hornby.

Team news: Sean Scannell has been ill but Zeli Ismail is back in full training.

League position: Ninth

Leading scorer: James Vaughan, 2

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

Referee: Bolton's Darren Handley last refereed City in a 2-0 loss at Doncaster under Simon Grayson in March 2018.

Odds: Crewe 5/4, City 2/1; draw 5/2.

Last time sides met: Jamie Proctor scored the only goal as City won at Crewe on Easter Monday in 2016.