This Saturday sees Cheltenham Town make the long trip to Yorkshire in search of another 3 points. The Robins have started the season off well and currently lay 7th, with 17 points.
Robins boss Mark Yates is expeting a tough trip and told the official website ‘Peter Taylor is a good manager and has a good squad of players…we will have to be the party poopers on Saturday as they will be looking to kick on after Barnet.’
Bradford City Team News:
Michael Flynn and Simon Ramsden have both been confirmed as needing further surgery and join Gareth Evans and Lewis Hunt on the long term injury list (All 3 months). James Hanson continues his recovery from injury and is likely to be on the bench again, getting further game time after his return last week against Barnet. Jason Price is expected to go straight into the team after joining on loan from Carlisle during the week.
Player to watch: Jason Price
Jason Price always seems to make an impression on his debut, so expect a lively performance from him. After the win last week and a goal apiece, expect youngsters Tom Adeyemi and Leon Osborne to be full of energy and confidence.
Cheltenham Town Team News:
Top scorer Wesley Thomas is missing with a thigh injury and Martin Riley will also miss out. JJ Melligan should be fit to make a return and there is a chance Frankie Artus could take a place on the bench.
Player to watch: Jeff Goulding
Cheltenhams number 9 Wesley Thomas has already bagged 7 goals this season but fortunately for City he is missing with a thigh injury. Therefore Cheltenham will be looking to fellow striker Jeff Goulding, who has 3 goals, to provide an outlet for the team.
Match Facts & Stats
Head to Head: Bradford City Wins – 2
Cheltenham Town Wins – 0
Draws – 2
Current Positions: Bradford City, 21st – 11 points.
Cheltenham Town, 7th – 17 points.
Last Time Out: FL2, 2/1/10, Bradford City 1 – 1 Cheltenham Town 1
City travel to the Pirelli Stadium next Saturday to take on Paul Peschisolido’s Burton side. The game kicks off at 3pm.