Bradford City vs Crawley Town preview: How to watch, kick-off time, predicted lineups, team news and ones to watch
Above: Ashley Nadesan in action last week (Source: NurPhoto, Getty Images)

Bradford City will host Crawley Town this coming Tuesday at 19:00 BST, as the Bantams look to reinforce their late play-off charge.

Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars have completely flipped the agenda of the club around, and with seven games left of the season, fans are hopeful of a late play-off run which could see the club return to League One.

Crawley fans on the other hand are less than pleased, with the Red Devil’s now winless in their previous seven and drawing with relegation threatened Southend United on Saturday.

  • Team news

Bradford will be boosted by the return of Levi Sutton tomorrow night, as the midfielder has been absent for the last three games.

Callum Cooke also nears a return but remains unavailable alongside Lee NovakReece StauntonZeli Ismail and Harry Pritchard.

Their opponents have injury problems of their own, with Reece Grego-Cox and Tom Dallison both missing again.

Tyler FrostMark Wright and George Francomb all remain doubts with late fitness tests expected.

  • Predicted lineups

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

Crawley Town: Morris; Davies, Tunnicliffe, McNerney, Tsaroulla, Maguire-Drew, Hessenthaler, Wright, Tilley, Nadesan, Nichols.

  • Ones to watch

Elliot Watt

Former Wolverhampton Wanderers prodigy Watt has been a revelation in the Bantams midfield this season.

The 21-year-old has been impressive so far, dictating tempo and boasting impressive stats, such as being the sixth most creative youngster in the country and having made over 1400 successful passes this season alone. The future and present is bright for young Watt.

​​​​​​​Tom Nichols

Since the prolific Max Watters departed for Cardiff City, there’s been very little to shout about for Crawley, but Nichols has done well to fill the void.

The former Bristol Rovers forward has managed 11 goals and seven assists this season, leading the line alongside Ashley Nadesan

  • Previous meeting

​​​​​​​In what was a close game back in December, the spoils were shared between the two sides. An early goal from Novak was soon cancelled out by an own goal from Pritchard. Funnily enough, this was also Trueman and Sellars’ first game in interim charge.

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  • How to watch

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

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