Check out our game preview as the Bantams travel to the west coast.

Kick-off: Saturday, October 12 (3pm)

Venue: Globe Arena

Possible line-ups


GK Barry Roche

RB George Tanner

CH Sam Lavelle

CH Steven Old

LB Adam Buxton

RM John O'Sullivan

CM Tom Brewitt

CM Alex Kenyon

LM Aaron Wildig

F AJ Leitch-Smith

F Lewis Alessandra

SUBSTITUTES: Ellison, Miller, Howard, Stockton, Lynch, Brownsword, Halstead.

Team news: Jordan Cranston starts a three-match ban for his red card at Port Vale.

League position: 23rd

Last four matches: Port Vale (a) L1-3, Wolves under-21s (h) D2-2, Northampton (h) D2-2, Oldham (a) L1-3.

One to watch: Kevin Ellison is not playing as much as he would like but remains a very effective attacking threat from the bench.


GK Richard O'Donnell

RB Kelvin Mellor

CH Paudie O'Connor

CH Anthony O'Connor

LB Connor Wood

RM Dylan Connolly

CM Hope Akpan

CM Callum Cooke

LM Zeli Ismail

AM Harry Pritchard

F Clayton Donaldson

SUBSTITUTES: Vaughan, Anderson, Devine, Henley, McCartan, Oteh, Sykes-Kenworthy.

Team news: James Vaughan is available after suspension but Ben Richards-Everton sits out the final game of his ban.

League position: 6th

Leading scorer: James Vaughan, Paudie O'Connor 3 (all competitions)

Last four matches: Swindon (h) W2-1, Scunthorpe (a) D1-1, Man City u21s (h) L1-2, Carlisle (h) W3-1.

Referee: Staffordshire's Chris Sarginson oversaw City's only Valley Parade victory under Michael Collins when they beat Burton last August.

Odds: Morecambe 13/5, City evens; draw 13/5.

Last time sides met: Haris Vuckic scored twice but City were beaten 3-2 at Morecambe in the Checkatrade Trophy in 2016.