Bradford City will host Leyton Orient this coming Tuesday at 19:00 BST, as the O’s look for their first victory in five games.
They have a difficult task on their hands, facing the newly appointed joint-management team of Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars, who had their interim basis rewarded to a permanent position thanks to their upturn in form.
Under Trueman and Sellars, Bradford have become play-off outsiders from relegation candidates, and have managed to pick up 24 points from a possible 33 whilst at the helm.
Ross Embleton will be placing his faith in striker Danny Johnson, who has netted on fourteen different occasions this campaign.
Trueman and Sellars have no fresh injury concerns than they’re used to, with Zeli Ismail, Bryce Hossanah, Lee Novak and Billy Clarke all unavailable.
Reece Staunton will be looking to return to the bench for his first involvement with the new managers.
Orient will be without Sam Ling and Craig Clay who both picked up injuries in the recent stalemate with Colchester United.
Hornby; A O’Connor, P O’Connor, Canavan, Wood, Watt, Sutton, Vernam, Cooke, Evans, Cook.
Vigouroux; Akinola, Thompson, Happe, Brophy, Freeman, Cisse, McAnuff, Wilkinson, Johnson, Kemp.
Ones to watch
The bulky striker hasn’t had the best of seasons in which he’s shared stints with Mansfield Town and the Bantams, but in Bradford’s victory over Cheltenham Town he showed why he should be regarded as one of the most feared frontmen in the division.
Cook received a huge boost from the faith of Trueman and Sellars, and rewarded the manager’s trust with two excellently taken goals. He looks to have found form, and will continue this against the O’s on Tuesday.
Whilst Johnson is the Orient’s obvious danger, Thompson will have a real task on his hands to keep out a ruthless Bradford attack.
Having had a rather underwhelming spell at the Bantams in 2017, Thompson will be looking to show the club what they are missing by keeping up his good start in London and ordering the defence to be solid and structured.
Leyton Orient got the better of Bradford back in November, as a second half header from Dan Happe separated the sides and sent City home empty handed.
How to watch
The match is available on iFollow via Bradford or Leyton Orient’s respective club websites, with match passes at £10 for those in the United Kingdom.