Check out our preview as City visit Notts County tomorrow lunchtime in Graham Alexander’s first away game in charge.

Kick-off: Saturday, November 18 (12:30pm, live on Sky Sports)

Venue: Meadow Lane

Possible line-ups


GK Sam Slocombe, CH Kyle Cameron, CH Aden Baldwin, CH Lewis Macari, RWB Aaron Nemane, LWB Will Randall, CM Sam Austin, CM Jim O’Brien, AM Dan Crowley, F David McGoldrick, F Macaulay Langstaff.

Substitutes: Morias, Bostock, Gosling, Brindley, Adebayo-Rowling, Rawlinson, Stone.

Team news: County have chronic selection problems in midfield due to a raft of injuries, not helped by Jodi Jones being away this weekend on international duty with Malta. A possible return from injury for former Crystal Palace and Spurs midfielder John Bostock could be on the cards though.

Leading scorer: Macaulay Langstaff, 11

League position: 5th

Last four matches: Crewe (a) L1-0, Lincoln (a) L2-0, Crawley (h) W3-2, Wrexham (h) L2-0.

One to watch: Crowley probably does not get the recognition of the prolific Langstaff or former Premier League striker McGoldrick, but the attacking midfielder, formerly of Arsenal’s academy, has formed a deadly trio with the pair.

He has netted seven goals already this term and he was nominated for September’s League Two Player of the Month award.


GK Harry Lewis, RB Brad Halliday, CH Matty Platt, CH Sam Stubbs, LB Lewis Richards, DM Alex Gilliead, DM Richie Smallwood, AM Bobby Pointon, AM Jamie Walker, F Tyler Smith, F Andy Cook.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Tyler Smith will be hopeful of starting up front again after scoring last time out against Barrow.Tyler Smith will be hopeful of starting up front again after scoring last time out against Barrow. (Image: Thomas Gadd.)

Substitutes: Derbyshire, Wilson, Chapman, Osadebe, Oduor, Taylor, Doyle.

Team news: Platt could replace Taylor in the back four, while Alexander could hand Richards a rare start at left-back, rather than risking Gilliead or Wilson out of position there with Liam Ridehalgh (concussion) and Daniel Oyegoke (shoulder) unavailable.

Leading scorer: Andy Cook, six

League position: 18th

Last four matches: Barrow (h) L1-2, Wycombe (h) L1-2, Manchester City U21s (h) W3-1, Sutton (a) L1-2.

Referee: The man in the middle this weekend is Coventry’s Tom Reeves, who has handed out 48 yellow cards and one red, to Fleetwood Town’s Toto Nsiala, so far this season.

His last game in charge of City was a memorable one, as he presided over their 2-0 home win over Colchester in March, where last-gasp goals from Cook and Scott Banks sealed the three points.

He dished out yellow cards to Halliday, Walker and Ridehalgh that afternoon, also booking Colchester’s Arthur Read for good measure.

Match odds: Notts 10/11, City 10/3, Draw 29/10

Last time sides met: City have not faced Notts County since a League One trip to Meadow Lane in March 2015, which ended 1-1.

The Bantams have only won twice away from home in the league all season, at Newport County and AFC Wimbledon, so it is little surprise County go into the game as heavy favourites with the bookmakers.