Cambridge United vs Bradford City preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
Above: Billy Clarke in action for Bradford City (Source: Jacques Feeney, Getty Images)

Cambridge United will host Bradford City this coming Saturday at 15:00 BST, as the U's look to strengthen their lead at the top of the League Two table.

Mark Bonner's Cambridge are in impressive league form, having won three of their previous four and currently sitting one point clear at the head of the table. They will be defensively weakened however, as Harry Darling made the move to MK Dons.

Bradford however have immensely strengthened, having already made six signings so far this window under interim manager Mark Trueman.

Bonner admitted prior to the match that he was unsure what to expect of the Bantams, saying:

"They have also added six players so far to the squad, so it will be a bit of a different challenge to last time.

"But it’s a game we’re looking forward to and we need to carry on building on the good run of form we’ve just had.”

  • Team news

The Bantams will be lacking match fitness, having not played a game so far this calendar year, but also have a few players unavailable due to injuries.

Trueman confirmed that Harry Pritchard (back) would be unavailable, whilst Bryce Hossanah, Reece Staunton, Zeli Ismail and club captain Richard O'Donnell are all long-term absentees.

New signings Danny Rowe, Niall Canavan, Will Huffer, Jordan Stevens, Matty Foulds and Rumarn Burrell are all available for their debuts.

Cambridge have a fully fit squad, with Wes Hoolahan looking to return to action after being rested on Tuesday night's victory over Southend United.

  • Predicted lineups

Cambridge United:

Mitov; Knoyle, Cundy, Taylor, Dunk, Hannant, May, Digby, Hoolahan, Mullin, Knibbs.

Bradford City:

Hornby, Foulds, P O'Connor, A O'Connor, Wood, Sutton, Watt, Stevens, Novak, Clarke, Rowe.

  • Ones to watch

Paul Mullin

One man who has been in scintillating form this season is striker Paul Mullin.

The 26-year-old has been pivotal in Cambridge's outstanding season, having scored 18 goals and currently leading as the league's top scorer. The U's best transfer business of January is holding onto Mullin, as he could be a big part of leading Bonner's side to promotion.

Danny Rowe

Having signed from divisional rival Oldham Athletic during the week, Rowe will look to hit the ground running at his new club.

The prolific forward has had a successful season at the Latics before switching to City, and will look to carry his good form into a rejuvenated Bantams side.

  • Previous meetings

​​​​​​​Trueman has already masterminded a victory over Cambridge, thanks to a goal of the season contender from Pritchard. The inside forward chested down the ball before firing in on the half volley, to prompt the three points back in December for the Bantams.

  • How to watch

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The match is available on iFollow via Cambridge or Bradford's respective club websites, with match passes at £10 for those in the United Kingdom.​​​​​​​

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