Harrogate Town vs Bradford City preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
Elliot Watt playing for Bradford City, photo captured by Gettyimages

Harrogate Town started the season in fantastic form and were considered one of the promotion favourites after an impressive spell. The Town now find themselves placed 14th after only claiming two victories in their last 10 matches.  

Bradford City have struggled to gather any consistent form so far this season having missed many opportunities to march up the table as a consequence of drawing 13 games so far.  

Team news  

Deadline-day recruits Nathan Delfouneso and Luke Hendrie have been confirmed by Derek Adams to be included in the 18-man squad for this weekend's fixture.  

Luton Town loanee Dion Pereira, Lee Angol and Charles Vernam have picked up recent injuries and are currently unavailable for selection.  

Warren Burrell is in doubt following being forced off injured in Harrogate’s clash against Mansfield Town.  

The former Bantam Rory McCardle is likely to feature in this one.  
 

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Predicted lineups  
 

Bradford City: Bass; Threlkeld, O’Connor, Songo’o, Foulds, Watt, Cooke, Walker, Daly, Giliead, Cook.  

Harrogate Town: Oxley, Thomson, McArdle, Burrell, Page, Diarra, Falkingham, Patterson, Diamond, Armstrong, Kavanagh.  

Ones to watch

Callum Cooke

City's number eight has been a crucial figure inside Adams' midfield following the absence of Elliot Watt.

Callum's attacking play style and accurate passing has been one of the main chance creators in recent games. January addition Jamie Walker has sprouted an intense chemistry which could be the difference maker.

Luke Armstrong

Harrogate's top scorer this season is a threat for any side in this division, especially Bradford who have only kept four clean sheets this season.

Luke Armstrong has gathered nine goals and three assists so far but hasn't found the back of the net since late November. The visitors shouldn't focus on this statistic too much as the clinical forward will be hungry to return to the scoresheet.

Previous meetings  

Simon Weaver claimed bragging rights over the Bantams last season after completing the double.  

Harrogate took the lead in the 24th minute thanks to Jack Muldoon’s composed finish into the bottom-left corner. Andy Cook restored the deadlock just after the hour mark, whilst moments later Josh McPake’s 20-yard strike snatched all three points for the home side.  


 

Officiating 

This fixture is going to be refereed by Rebecca Welsh, this is the first female referee to take charge of a Bradford City game.

Rebecca's assistants for the game are Antony Moore and Conor Brown.

The fourth official is Ben Toner.

 

How to watch  

This game is a 13:00 GMT kick-off, so therefore 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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