Inside Bradford City

OUR regular look at the opposing team, as Argyle welcome Bradford City to Home Park in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday.

Sky Bet League Two
Argyle v Bradford City
Home Park
Saturday, November 23, 2019

Match Referee
Ollie Yates

Bradford City Football Club
The Utilita Energy Stadium
Valley Parade
01274 773355

League Position
Third in Sky Bet League Two

Last Five Results
Tuesday, November 19
Emirates FA Cup First Round Replay
Bradford City 0
Shrewsbury Town 1
Edwards 66

Tuesday, November 12 Trophy
Bradford City 1
French 15
Rochdale 2
Pyke 29, Tavares 35

Saturday, November 9
Emirates FA Cup First Round
Shrewsbury Town 1
Laurent 28
Bradford City 1
Oteh 19

Saturday, November 2
Sky Bet League Two
Bradford City 2
Oteh 31, Vaughan 45+1
Exeter City 0

Tuesday, October 22
Sky Bet League Two
Bradford City 1
Vaughan 45+1
Port Vale 2
Worrall 18, Atkinson 90+3

Next Game

Saturday, November 30
Sky Bet League Two
Macclesfield Town v Bradford City

Leading Scorer
James Vaughan - 5

Last Home Park Visit
December 8, 2018
Sky Bet League One
Argyle 3
Ladapo 12, 74, JV Grant 50
Bradford City 3
Payne 4, 18, Miller 53

Manager – Gary Bowyer
Son of former Argyle assistant manager Ian, Gary Bowyer began his playing career as a full-back for non-league Westfields, before joining Hereford United in 1989. He made 14 appearances for The Whites before moving on to Nottingham Forest and Rotherham United, retiring due to injury in 1997.

He returned to non-league as a coach, with Ilkeston, before spending six years in the Academy set-up at Derby County. He then moved to Premier League outfit Blackburn Rovers, and the best part of a decade later made his first-team management debut as caretaker for the Ewood Park club, eventually becoming the permanent manager in the summer of 2013.

After a two-year spell at Rovers, he moved to Blackpool, where he guided the Tangerines back to Sky Bet League One at the first attempt. He took charge of the Bantams in March 2019, succeeding David Hopkin.

Pre-Match View.
"While there is a major disappointment from the game [against Shrewsbury], we have to recover quickly, now. Our main focus and only focus from now - until the end of the season - is on the league. 

“We have had a lot of disruption, recently, with games being called off, which may have played a part in the cup defeat.  Nevertheless, we will be better for the Shrewsbury game, come Saturday, with a bit of rhythm behind us. 

“Overall, the loss was disappointing but, from our point of view, we have to look forward and focus on the games we have ahead, starting with Plymouth." – Gary Bowyer, speaking after the midweek loss to Shrewsbury in the FA Cup