Scunthorpe United vs Bradford City preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
Above: Scunthorpe United goalkeeper Mark Howard watches on (Source: David Rogers, Getty Images)

Scunthorpe United will host Bradford City this coming Tuesday at 19:00 BST, as the Bantams look to rediscover their once scintillating form.

Since Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars took over in December, they got Bradford off to a flying start with just one defeat in 15 games, but following a spread of fatiguing and some injuries, they've lost their mojo.

Winless in four, City will look to rekindle that triumphant feeling against Neil Cox’s Scunthorpe.

The Iron have just one win in their last eight, which came against title challengers Cambridge United, but failed to defeat strugglers Southend United and Oldham Athletic in the past week.

  • Team news

Scunthorpe will be without the defensive trio of Harrison McGaheyGeorge Taft and Manny Onariase.

Jordan Hallam may face a late fitness test after receiving scans last week on a knock.

Club captain Jordan Clarke was sent off on Saturday and will begin his suspension on Tuesday.

Trueman and Sellars will be missing long-term absentees Zeli IsmailBryce HossanahLee Novak and Harry Pritchard.

Key player Callum Cooke will be out for the next six weeks, leaving a hole in the Bradford midfield.

  • Predicted lineups

Scunthorpe United: Howard; Rowe, Howe, Bedeau, Brown, Gilliead, Karacan, Beestin, Green, Loft, Van Veen.

Bradford City: O’Donnell; A O’Connor, P O’Connor, Canavan, Wood, Watt, Sutton, Vernam, Evans, Crankshaw, Cook.

  • Ones to watch

​​​​​​​Ryan Loft

The leader of the frontline, Loft and striking partner Kevin Van Veen are forming a formidable partnership.

One of the most underrated strikers in the division, Loft has notched eight goals and six assists so far this season and possesses qualities such as a powerful finish and blistering pace to terrorise his opposition.

Levi Sutton

An absolute steam engine in midfield, Sutton is a battler.

Coming up against his boyhood and former club, Sutton will be eager to prove a point. His work rate and no-nonsense attitude in the centre of the park is the exact reason why so many Bradford fans rate him highly and will be expecting him to put in a shift on Tuesday.

  • Previous meeting

​​​​​​​These two sides are yet to play a full ninety against each other so far this campaign, with the previous being called off midway. But last faced each other in last season, in what was a thriller in West Yorkshire. Two quick-fire early goals from Hope Allan and James Vaughan were cancelled out by Alex Gilliead and John McAtee, as the game ended in a 2-2 stalemate.

  • How to watch

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

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