Check out our game preview as the Bantams are back at Valley Parade against Carlisle.

Kick-off: Saturday, September 21 (3pm)

Venue: Valley Parade

Possible line-ups


GK Richard O'Donnell

RB Kelvin Mellor

CH Paudie O'Connor

CH Ben Richards-Everton

LB Connor Wood

RM Dylan Connolly

CM Matt Palmer

CM Callum Cooke

LM Harry Pritchard

F James Vaughan

F Clayton Donaldson

SUBSTITUTES: Anderson, McCartan, Devine, Ismail, Oteh, A O'Connor, Hornby.

Team news: Paudie O'Connor is set to return in defence after being rested on the bench at Cheltenham.

League position: Ninth

Leading scorer: James Vaughan, 3

Last four matches: Cheltenham (a) L2-3, Walsall (a) W1-0, Northampton (h) W2-1, Bolton (a) D1-1.


GK Adam Collin

RB Mohammed Sagaf

CH Byron Webster

CH Nathaniel Knight-Percival

LB Jack Iredale

RM Jack Bridge

CM Mike Jones

LM Canice Carroll

RW Nathan Thomas

CF Olufela Olomola

LW Harry McKirdy

SUBSTITUTES: Loft, Elliot, G Jones, Branthwaite, Hope, Mellish, Gray.

Team news: Midfielder Canice Carroll is back in contention after missing two games with an ankle injury.

League position: 17th

Last four matches: Forest Green (h) D0-0, Stevenage (a) W3-2, Exeter (h) L1-3, Scunthorpe (a) W1-0.

One to watch: Harry McKirdy scored twice in last week's win at Stevenage and is very quick going forward.

Referee: Oxfordshire's John Busby last officiated a City game in 2017 when Dominic Poleon scored the only goal at Gillingham.

Odds: City 4/5, Carlisle 13/4; draw 13/5.

Last time sides met: City lost 1-0 at Brunton Park in February 2014 when Jordan Pickford was in the Carlisle goal.

Ticket prices: Adults - £20*, Senior/Students - £15, Under-16s - £10, Under-11s - £5 (when accompanied by an adult)

*when purchased after 5pm the day before the match