Check out our game preview as the Bantams play their first league game at home for five weeks.

Kick-off: Saturday, December 7 (3pm)

Venue: Valley Parade

Possible line-ups


GK Richard O'Donnell

RB Adam Henley

CH Anthony O'Connor

CH Paudie O'Connor

LB Connor Wood

RM Chris Taylor

CM Jake Reeves

LM Harry Pritchard

RW Dylan Connolly

F James Vaughan

LW Zeli Ismail

SUBSTITUTES: Oteh, Richards-Everton, Devine, Anderson, Akpan, Mellor, Sykes-Kenworthy.

Team news: Callum Cooke hopes to be back in contention after his knock, Paudie O'Connor could replace Ben Richards-Everton at the back.

Leading scorer: James Vaughan, six

League position: 7th

Last four matches: Macclesfield (a) D1-1, Plymouth (a) L1-2, Shrewsbury (h) L0-1. Rochdale (h) L1-2.


GK Nick Townsend

RB Danny McNamara

CH Ryan Inniss

CH Mark O'Brien

LB Ryan Haynes

RM Josh Sheehan

CM Scott Bennett

LM Matty Dolan

RW Tristan Abrahams

F Jamille Matt

LW Padraig Amond

SUBSTITUTES: Nurse, Poleon, Jeffries, Demetriou, Hillier, Collins, King.

Team news: Defender Mickey Demetriou could be ready to return after being out since August with a broken leg.

League position: 11th

Leading scorer: Padraig Amond, five

Last four matches: Brighton under-21 (a) 0-0 (Newport won 5-4 on pens), Maldon & Tiptree (a) W1-0, Oldham (h) L0-1, Grimsby (h) W2-0.

One to watch: Padraig Amond's late winner at non-league Maldon last week meant he has scored in eight successive FA Cup rounds and he will be a goal threat.

Referee: Cumbrian official Anthony Backhouse was in the middle for City's 1-0 win at Walsall in September.

Odds: City 11/10, Newport 13/5, draw 11/5.

Last time sides met: City have not played Newport since April 1985 when John Hawley scored the only goal.