Match preview: Bradford City v Stevenage

Bradford manager Phil Parkinson

Bradford manager Phil Parkinson - Credit: Archant

Boro aiming to tame the Bantams and make it back-to-back league wins for the first time since October

Stevenage are on the road this Saturday when they travel up to West Yorkshire to take on Bradford City in Sky Bet League One.

The two teams played out a 1-1 draw at the Lamex back on August 31, with Stevenage unlucky not to take all three points. Greg Tansey, now at Inverness, scored a sixth-minute penalty after Bradford’s Gary Jones had blocked Luke Freeman’s shot with his arm.

But a stunning free-kick from Bantams winger Kyel Reid three minutes into the second period levelled things up.

John Mousinho could be back in contention for the game after missing the 1-0 victory against Crewe on Tuesday night, while Filipe Morais and Lucas Akins, who both featured off the bench in that game, are pushing for starts.

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Bradford boss Phil Parkinson, who was in the stands at the Lamex on Tuesday, has endured a tough time of it of late, but has turned things around recording back-to-back league wins over Port Vale and MK Dons respectively.

Prior to these victories, City had gone 13 league games without a win.

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This was not helped by the sale of prolific frontman Nahki Wells to derby rivals Huddersfield Town for a fee thought to be in excess of £1.5m.

The Yorkshire outfit brought in Aaron McLean as a replacement for Wells, however the former Peterborough and Hull City frontman is yet to find the back of the net for the Bantams.

Bradford will be without Reid, James Meredith and Matthew Bates through injury, but Italian winger Raffaele De Vita could return after a spell on the sidelines.

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