Bradford City vs Stevenage: How to watch, kick-off time, predicted lineups, team news, officiating and ones to watch
Above: A previous encounter between the two sides which saw Bradford City run out 2-1 victors. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Bradford City will look to build on Saturday’s triumph with a victory over Alex Revell’s Stevenage this coming Tuesday, at 19:45 BST.

The Bantams, who scored a 98th minute penalty on Saturday to defeat an unlucky Oldham Athletic side, have had a promising start under new manager Derek Adams, following a draw with Exeter City and a close defeat to Championship outfit Nottingham Forest.

Adams’ side will also be looking to attract a similar following to Saturday, which saw 17,264 fans at Valley Parade as the fifth highest attendance in the EFL.

Their opponents have had an even better start to the season however, relishing under Revell with two victories over Barrow and Bristol Rovers, as well as defeating Championship side Luton Town on penalties in the cup.

The Boro enjoyed their first away day back with fans on Saturday, as late goals from Chris Lines and Luke Norris helped clinch the victory.

  • Team news

Bradford have had some majorly positive injury news today, with Yann Songo’o likely to make his debut tomorrow night after a spell on the sidelines.

Levi Sutton and Gareth Evans have also recovered from their knocks and are potential candidates to start tomorrow.

The only current injury within the squad is with right-back Oscar Threlkeld, meaning Finn Cousin-Dawson will likely retain his place.

Stevenage on the other hand have a fully fit squad, with no injuries or suspensions currently known.

However, Charlie Carter may replace Elliot Osborne on the right wing after impressing when coming on against Bristol Rovers.

Jake Reeves will be hoping to continue his good form against his former employers, as the midfielder returns to Valley Parade for the first time since departing in 2019.

  • Predicted lineups

Bradford City: O’Donnell; Cousin-Dawson, O’Connor, Canavan, Ridehalgh, Songo’o, Watt, Gilliead, Cooke, Angol, Cook

Stevenage: Anang; Wildin, Cuthbert, Vancooten, Coker, Carter, Lines, Taylor, Reeves, Norris, Reid

  • Ones to watch

Lee Angol

It’s hard not to be excited by Bradford’s new starlet Angol after his brace against Oldham on Saturday. 

The attacker has had a rough history with injuries and not being as clinical as he might like, but Angol has found his feet in West Yorkshire, having a stellar pre-season and carrying his form into the league.

With Adams implementing Angol on the left wing rather than a lone striker, it’s given the former Leyton Orient attacker more room and space to work his magic, as show on Saturday as he was composed enough to take a penalty as the last kick of the game.

Jake Reeves

A cultured midfielder in the EFL, many were surprised to see a player of Reeves’ calibre drop to non-league with Notts County.

It’s no surprise to see the former AFC Wimbledon hero back in the football league, and similarly to Angol, he’s being played out of position on the left wing, but Reeves has shown he has what it takes to thrive under Revell’s management.

It’s only early days but Revell has done a fantastic job in turning this Stevenage side around, and with potential promotion ambitions in his sights, Reeves is an experienced head, having done so with Wimbledon. 

  • The officiating

Referee: Martin Coy

Assistant referees: Kevin Mulraine/Johnathon Bickerdike

Fourth official: Mark Jones

  • Previous meeting

Stevenage haven’t managed to defeat Bradford since the Luke Freeman days in 2014, a stat that Revell will be looking to put right tomorrow night.

However, the last time these two sides faced one another it was a close encounter, with goals from Norris and Clayton Donaldson seeing the game end 1-1.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This game is a 19:45 BST kick-off, but unfortunately cannot be watched in the UK. However, it can be watched internationally through the clubs' streaming services on their website. Tickets are also still available for the match, however pay on the gate is not permitted due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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