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.
Scunthorpe will be without the defensive trio of Harrison McGahey, George 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 Ismail, Bryce Hossanah, Lee Novak and Harry Pritchard.
Key player Callum Cooke will be out for the next six weeks, leaving a hole in the Bradford midfield.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.