BRADFORD City are starting to find their feet in League Two, and moved into the play-off places last Saturday with a 3-1 home win over Carlisle United.

Tomorrow, they face an intriguing clash at Scunthorpe United. The Iron were relegated alongside City from League One last season but were expected to make a good fist of bouncing back at the first attempt.

They signed former Bantams midfielder Alex Gilliead from Shrewsbury Town, as well as former Plymouth Argyle star Yann Songo'o.

Their biggest coup this summer seemed to be persuading Paul Hurst to become their new manager. The 45-year-old propelled an unfancied Shrewsbury side to new heights in the 2017/18 League One season, and was managing Ipswich Town in the Championship just last season.

But Hurst and his side have been surprise early strugglers, currently sitting 23rd in League Two with just one win from their opening 10 games.

City will be hoping to take advantage of Scunny's poor form. And with around 1,500 Bantams fans set to go along and support then, we thought it was time to publish an away day guide for them.


Venue: Glanford Park

Capacity: 9,088

Address: Jack Brownsword Way, Scunthorpe DN15 8TD


Adults - £23

Concessions (Seniors / Students / Under-21s) - £16

Under-18s - £7

Under-12s - FREE (Max two per paying adult)

Ambulant disabled supporters are entitled to a free carer ticket - with proof of High Rate DLA for care or mobility.

Fans can purchase tickets online at, or they can visit the Valley Parade ticket office during normal office hours.

The fixture is likely to become an all-ticket affair. With that in mind, supporters are advised to purchase tickets before 5.00pm today in order to avoid disappointment.


The main concern for the big day is how to get there, how long it will take to get there, and where on earth you’re going to park.

Train: It is not too arduous a journey to get to Scunthorpe on the old rattler, although it does involve a few changes.

Fans living in Bradford can catch a Northern train to Leeds from Forster Square or the Interchange. They can then hop on an LNER train, which terminates at London King's Cross, from Leeds to Doncaster.

After that, fans should catch the TransPennine Express service to Cleethorpes, which stops at Scunthorpe along the way.

Total time spent on the train should be under an hour and a half, but with changeovers, expect your journey to Scunthorpe to take around two hours.

Unfortunately, it is a bit of a trek from the station to the ground. Either you can enjoy a leisurely 40-minute walk or in the same amount of travel time, you can take the Number 2 Yaddlethorpe bus or the 100 inter-connect to Lincoln from the North Lincolnshire Museum, which is only a three-minute walk from the station.

After catching either of those buses, you will then need to hop on the Number 1 Scunthorpe bus. That will drop you off on Dronfield Court, leaving you with a nine-minute walk to Glanford Park.

Car: As you might have realised, travelling by car is definitely the better option. The whole journey should take about an hour and 10 minutes (traffic permitting), with most of it via the motorway.

Using the Interchange as our starting point, drivers will want to get on the M606 from the A6177/Rooley Lane.

After a couple of miles on there, you will need to use the left lane to take the A638/M62 (E) exit towards M1/Dewsbury/Hull/Leeds.

Stay on the M62 for just over 30 miles, then at the 35-Langham junction, use the left lane to follow signs for M18 towards Scunthorpe/M180/Airport.

After about seven miles, take the M180 exit towards Scunthorpe/Grimsby/Airport, then around 12 miles later, take the M181 exit towards Scunthorpe/West & Centre.

Finally, after spending two miles on there, continue on Doncaster Rd/A18 to your destination in Scunthorpe, Glanford Park.

Parking: Over 600 spaces are available for both home and away fans within the stadium complex, priced at £3 per car. The local retail parks operate restrictions on a matchday. There is limited on-street parking near to the ground too.


Most fans will want to know the best place for a pre-match pint too, so here are our top picks, with a little help from

The Iron Bar: This is situated at Glanford Park itself, and it admits visiting supporters.

The Old Farmhouse - Hungry Horse: This is a short distance from the ground and allows in away fans providing though that they are not wearing team colours. it has a 3.9 out of five rating from 950 Google reviews.

The Berkeley: This is also nearby and is popular with away supporters. To find this Sam Smith's pub, go past the ground (or park there first) and follow the main road towards Scunthorpe. It is on the left hand corner of the first roundabout you reach.

This 1930's/40's art deco pub/hotel had a pleasant mixture of home and away supporters and is said to serve good beer in a comfortable atmosphere. It does seem that you could only park there if you are staying at the hotel itself though.

The Ironstone Wharf: A hidden gem around a mile and a quarter from the ground.

The Honest Lawyer: Situated on Oswald Road, this pub is well worth a visit if coming by train.

Although a modern pub inside, it has been listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and has many beers on offer. Also on Oswald Road is the Blue Bell, which is a Wetherspoons outlet.

Otherwise alcohol is available inside the stadium.


As part of each guide, we will put to you a trivia poser about the side City will face.

Q. Which former Scunthorpe United striker started both legs of a Champions League last-16 clash against Juventus in 2013, having netted for his side against Spartak Moscow in the group stage?