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Stanley v Bradford City

8 August 2016

With the League Two campaign under way, attention now turns to the EFL Cup.

Bradford City are the visitors to the Wham Stadium in the first round of the competition.[vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title="The Reds" tab_id="1470411712017-30fe7d0e-41fac3ea-8b49"]Just days after the opening game of the season Stanley are back home again, this time in the EFL Cup.

The Reds will look to make it beyond round one after a penalty shootout defeat to Hull City this time last year.

Manager John Coleman must decide whether to make changes to his side having assembled a strong squad.[/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="Form" tab_id="1470411712406-ac66af5e-34ebc3ea-8b49"]It's one win from one for the Reds after the defeated Doncaster in the opening game at the weekend.

The 3-2 win represents a good start but Coleman has been keen to stress that his team are capable of more than they showed against Rovers.[/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion]

Team News

New recruit John O'Sullivan comes into the squad for the game.

The Blackburn Rovers loanee is eligible for the EFL Cup.

Jordan Clark and Janoi Donacien will be assessed after picking up knocks at the weekend.

The likes of Elliot Parish, Arron Davies, Frazer Shaw, Bastien Hery, Paddy Lacey, Steven Hewitt and Luke Wall could make their debuts if selected.

[vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title="The Opposition" tab_id="1470412818546-8d7f7dab-f0308243-1c12"]After promotion to League One in 2013 – they beat Northampton at Wembley - Bradford have proved a force to be reckoned with in League One, just missing out on the play-offs in 2014/15 and then finishing in fifth place with 80 points last season.

There was no Wembley return for the Bantams though after they lost to Millwall in the play-off semi-finals.[/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="Manager" tab_id="1470412819079-79ad13b3-86a88243-1c12"]Bradford hero McCall became manager of City for the second time in June this year, replacing Phil Parkinson who took over at Bolton Wanderers.

Midfielder McCall played for Bradford in 1982-88 and 1998- 2002, leading them into the Premiership, and was manager for three years before leaving in 2010.

He has since managed at Motherwell and Rangers before returning to Valley Parade.[/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion]

Match Info


£20 for adults

£15 for concessions (over 64s and students with ID).

Under 12s are £10.

Stanley Loyalty Cards are not accepted for sales at this fixture.

All supporters must purchase a ticket before entering the turnstiles

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