Check out our game preview as the Bantams play the first of successive home games when they take on Crawley.

Kick-off: Saturday, October 19 (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 Hope Akpan

CM Callum Cooke

LM Harry Pritchard

F James Vaughan

F Clayton Donaldson

SUBSTITUTES: Ismail, Taylor, A O'Connor, Henley, McCartan, Oteh, Sykes-Kenworthy.

Team news: Kelvin Mellor is training again and back in contention. New signing Chris Taylor could be on the bench.

League position: 3rd

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

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


GK Glenn Morris

RB Lewis Young

CH Jordan Tunnicliffe

CH Thomas Dallison

LB Josh Doherty

CM Panutche Camara

CM Nathan Ferguson

RM Tarryn Allarakhia

AM Reece Grego-Cox

LM Beryly Lubala

CF Mason Bloomfield

SUBSTITUTES: van Velzen, Boadu, Galach, Bulman, Nathaniel-George, Sendles-White, Luyambula.

Team news: Gabriele Coiffi is likely to stick with the side that came from a goal down to beat Colchester.

League position: 9th

Last four matches: Colchester (h) W2-1, Forest Green (a) L1-3, Norwich u21s (h) L1-2, Walsall (h) L2-3.

One to watch: Norwich striker Mason Bloomfield, on a season-long loan at Crawley, has scored in the last two games.

Referee: Will Finnie, from Luton, is only 24 and is in his first season in the EFL. He has taken charge of 10 games and shown one red card.

Odds: City 4/5, Crawley 17/5; draw 13/5.

Last time sides met: Francois Zoko scored the only goal after a blunder from Crawley keeper Lewis Price as City won 1-0 in March 2015.