Newport County vs Bradford City: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
Above: Joss Labadie and Newport County celebrate their win over Colchester United on Saturday (Source: NurPhoto, Getty Images)

Newport County will host Bradford City this coming Tuesday at 19:00 GMT, however at a different venue as the Exiles continue to host games at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Both sides will consider themselves well within the play-off chase, with the Bantams having lost just one of their previous 15 matches and even beating the likes of Morecambe and Cheltenham Town in recent weeks.

Michael Flynn’s Newport on the other hand have hit a slight blip, having won just two of their last seven and failing to defeat a Southend United side currently facing relegation.

  • Team news

County have no fresh injury concerns, but also welcome back Malta international Luke Gambian after he missed the last game due to it being against his parent club.

Bradford do have injury concerns however, with Harry PritchardBryce HossanahLee Novak and Zeli Ismail all long-term absentees.

Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars will also be without Reece Staunton, who will be looking to return to fitness sooner rather than later.

  • Predicted lineups

Newport County: Townsend; Farquharson, Dolan, Demetriou, Shephard, Labadie, Bennett, Sheehan, Haynes, Amond, Maynard

Bradford City: Hornby; A O’Connor, P O’Connor, Canavan, Wood, Watt, Sutton, Vernam, Cooke, Crankshaw, Rowe

  • Ones to watch

​​​​​​​Mickey Demetriou

Tough tackling Demetriou has been a stonewall rock for the Exiles this season.

Acting in a back five, the 30-year-old has flourished using his vast experiences and leadership to expertise a structure line, whilst also being a commanding and towering oppose at the back.

Danny Rowe

A fan favourite, Rowe has the Bradford fans in absolute awe of him right now.

The experienced forward was responsible for the stoppage time equaliser against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday, sending a rocket into the back of the net. He’ll likely be cruising with confidence and will take that and his immense talent into Tuesday’s game.

  • Previous meeting

​​​​​​​The last time these two sides met, the contest was over within a minute. An early opener from Demetriou, accompanied by goals from Padraig Almond and former Bantam Matt Dolan ended in very easy victory for Newport in October.

  • How to watch

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

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