Bradford City vs Barrow preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
Above: The home of Bradford City, Valley Parade (Source: Nur Photo, Getty Images)

Bradford City will host Barrow AFC this coming Saturday at 15:00 BST, as the Bantams look to extend their unbeaten streak to eight consecutive matches.

Interim manager Mark Trueman has massively improved his squad in a month which has seen Bradford play just two games, with seven new additions arriving to the club.

Trueman welcomed Mansfield Town striker Andy Cook to the club on Wednesday, who was out of favour with the Stags and reportedly opted to join the West Yorkshire side over a few high-flying League Two sides and some Scottish clubs.

Barrow haven't flourished so far with life in the EFL, but have been in promising form as of late. With three wins in their last five, including an outstanding triumph over Cheltenham Town

Michael Jolley improved his Bluebirds squad on Thursday with the addition of Swindon Town wing-back Dion Donohue, who comes in as he seventh signing of Barrow's window.

Team news

Bradford are struggling with a number of long-term absentees, with Richard O'Donnell, Bryce Hossanah, Reece Staunton and Zeli Ismail all currently unavailable.

Lee Novak was confirmed to be out for the next 4-6 weeks with a knee injury, whilst Harry Pritchard faces a late fitness test following a back injury.

Barrow currently have no fresh injury news, but former Bantam Luke James is under a careful eye after suffering a head injury against Scunthorpe United.

Predicted lineups

Bradford City:

Hornby; Cousin-Dawson, P O'Connor, A O'Connor, Wood, Watt, Sutton, Cooke, Evans, Cook, Rowe.

Barrow AFC:

Dixon; Eardley, Platt, Davies, Brough, Devitt, Banks, Kay, Bramall, Angus, Quigley.

Ones to watch

Danny Rowe

During a hectic January transfer window, Bradford fans have raved about one of their most high-profile signings, in the form of Danny Rowe.

Rowe joined for an undisclosed fee from Oldham Athletic, and has been influential up front in his first two games for the Bantams. Rowe caused constant headaches and threats against Cambridge United last Saturday, and managed to net his first goal against Southend United on Tuesday.

Potentially up front alongside Cook up top, Rowe could flourish.

Jamie Devitt

The inventive playmaker will be making his debut against his former club Bradford this coming Saturday.​​​​​​​

Devitt spent the first half of the season on loan at promotion chasers Newport County, where he made 11 appearances and scored on two occasions. Devitt failed to kick off whilst at Bradford last season, but will look to get his career back on track whilst at the Bluebirds.

Previous meeting

These two sides last faced one another on Halloween, and it proved to be a frightening performance from Bradford. Things began to wane from here onwards for Stuart McCall, with Levi Sutton receiving a red card and a Connor Brown strike being the difference as Barrow snatched the three points.

How to watch

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

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